LF: Weekend LFtests

Andre' Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Thu, 14 Jan 1999 16:41:50 -0500

Thanks John for helping in this endeavor.
Andre' N4ICK

John G4GVC wrote:

> I also intend to take part in the tests this weekend but it will be on a more
> casual basis than most. Like Peter's, my antenna resonance and efficiency is
> strongly affected by the weather, and it is not easy to retune it during wet
> or windy weather. To provide something slightly different and not add to the
> crowding, I will transmit around the middle of the band where my system is
> presently optimised - probably somewhere between 136.8 and 137.2kHz.
> As I am getting very busy at the moment I will have to transmit when I get
> the chance, but will try to get on around dawn and mid-evening UK time at
> least. Slow morse transmissions will be mostly repeated "G4GVC" with 5-sec
> dot period, but I may send some faster and slower signals if I get time. I
> will no doubt be working some normal-speed QSOs as well during the daytime.
> I am unlikely to be 'heard' before most of the better equiped stations, so I
> will leave it at that for now, and submit a full schedule of my actual
> transmissions early next week to help with the analysis.
> Good luck Andre and the listening team. The results are going to be very
> interesting.
>           73 de John G4GVC near Leicester, IO92JP
>     **  TX: Synth + 400W RF from modified 'G3YXM' Mosfet PA           **
>     **  RX: TS-850S with 3 x CW filters and 0.5ppm TCXO               **
>     **  Ant: Inv-L 60m long, 6m high at feed end, 12m high at far end **