Friday, March 4, 2011

80M is the best DX band here


Although the vertical  i use is far from optimal.
It is a vertical wire hung down  about 3m in parallel with the main mast.  The top 2m is horizontally sloped away to a tree.
I needs slight tuning  with the K3 tuner.
I think i can improve it with a side fiber beam  on top to keep it as far as possible from the main mast.  Then it will be a full 1/4 wave vertical again. The best must be a 1/4 wave in the open  field.
I do not know how to estimate the performance of this antenna.
Comparing  with other WSPR  setups  with small loops only will make it look like a super antenna..  
I have good results also in the CW part of 80m.  And bad result in the local PA-beker hence most power must go at low angle .. 
 2011-03-04 16:22  VK7DIK  3.594043  -26  0  QE28sf  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16731  307 
 2011-03-04 16:28  VK7DIK  3.594043  -24  0  QE28sf  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16731  307 
 2011-03-04 18:52  PA0O  3.594145  -23  0  JO33hg  5  VK7DIK  QE28sf  16731  84 
 2011-03-04 19:16  PA0O  3.594145  -20  0  JO33hg  5  VK7DIK  QE28sf  16731  84 


and more DX


 2011-03-04 16:30  VK2XN  3.594115  -24  0  QF59ar  10  PA0O  JO33hg  16119  322 
 2011-03-04 16:38  VK2XN  3.594115  -21  0  QF59ar  10  PA0O  JO33hg  16119  322 
2011-03-04 17:42  VK6XT  3.594166  -21  0  OF86td  5  PA0O  JO33hg  14304  314 
 2011-03-04 18:22  VK6XT  3.594166  -26  0  OF86td  5  PA0O  JO33hg  14304  314 
 2011-03-04 19:22  VK6XT  3.594167  -19  1  OF86td  5  PA0O  JO33hg  14304  314 
 2011-03-04 19:42  VK6XT  3.594167  -23  0  OF86td  5  PA0O  JO33hg  14304  314 
 2011-03-04 20:22  VK6XT  3.594166  -21  0  OF86td  5  PA0O  JO33hg  14304  314 
 2011-03-04 20:42  VK6XT  3.594167  -19  0  OF86td  5  PA0O  JO33hg  14304  314 


Again  2-way with Tasmania!


The best propagation starts about 17:30 local 1 hour before our sunset at 18:17


Poor result today  at 10 and 15   as if i had no antenna...When i came home i found i had left the antenna switch in the 160m 
position..  that explanes


It would be good to have it complete remote.
Just an extra relay switch could do the trick.


no decodes  anymore at 500kHz  last nights from WD2XSH/x


and 160m shows not much DX  compared to 80m it is a big difference 



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