LF Antenna in ANnapolis

Frank Gentges gentges@itd.nrl.navy.mil
Sun, 31 Jan 1999 21:08:05 +0000 (GMT)


We want to run some tests for sure.  Either a Friday or Saturday overnighter
so we can try some receiving on European signals.  We got our setups pretty
well worked out so we can compare normal active antennas with *real* lf
antennas, side by side.  We will need a night free of nearby thunderstorms
for safety and free of North American thunderstorms if we exepect to hear any
good DX.  This probably means getting there prior to "April showers".  Late
February or March time frame would probably be what would work our for us.  I
just talked to Andre' and we agree we should do something while the
conditions are right.  What could you accomodate? 

Frank Gentges K0BRA

On Sun, 31 Jan 1999, Bob Bruninga wrote:

> Did you know that the 1200 foot high LF transmit antennas in Annapolis are
> standing idle with nothing attached?  These were originally tuned to 38
> KHz and something else?  I can get you to the feed point and the caretaker
> would be happy to radiate..
> I mentiond this to Paul and some others months ago but got no response.
> NOw that I see there is an AMRAD reflector, I thought I would try again.
> Reading in the last newsletter, Annapolis sure seems closer than NC and
> has orders of magnitude antenna capability.  All these antennas are
> scheduled to be demolished next year, so time is relatively short.
> de WB4APR, Bob