Sat, 20 Feb 1999 01:15:34 +0000 (GMT)
It looks like the weather will cooperate with us for our survey visit
tomorrow to the Annapolis Navy Radio Station site.
We may want to unground the antennas to check connections. Don't know
but may need some wrenches etc. so any toolboxes could be useful in
dealing with unknowns. Tracy pointed out that WNAV operates across the
river from the site. We may want to measure how much voltage this puts
on the antenna terminals. We may also want to check out the football
field across the river (maybe nearer to WNAV) that Bob Bruninga suggested
as a site for our small reference antennas. As I recall, the big VLF
antenna comes through the high roof on the helix house and may be tough
to access for connection.
I also have one confirmed TJ High School participant for tacos and Annapolis.
Don't forget your 2M HTs so we can keep in touch and show how hams do it
Also, we need some more ideas on what to do with these antennas now that we
have access to them. I feel a little like the dog that catches up with the
car he has been madly chasing. I assume everyone has seen my suggested use
to measure European LF broadcast signals and noise. Bring your Rycom
receivers tomorrow so we can see how they deal with these antennas (assuming
we can get power). I'll bring an HP 312A selective voltmeter that kinda
infers is has a calibrated noise bandwidth.