[Fwd: LF: My first QSO]
Sun, 01 Mar 1998 10:28:05 -0500
Peter Martinez wrote:
> >From Peter Martinez G3PLX, Kendal Cumbria.
> Main news this week is my first QSO, with G4GVC, 449 both ways,
> distance 188km. Tx 30 watts from a pair of TIP41's in push-pull at
> 24v, via 40mm diameter potcore transformer to 50 ohm feeder, litz
> wire coil, and 50m endfed longwire at an effective height of 8m with
> estimated erp of -37dbW. I expect the vertical to be 4dB better, but
> the snow prevents me from erecting it at the moment.