LF Misc]

Andre' Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Mon, 01 Mar 1999 10:28:43 -0500

Two interesting points
Peter Dodd wrote:

> Good start to the weekend. While testing my transmitter and antenna
> on Saturday afternoon the loading coil caught fire. One of the
> windings on the coil had slipped and an arc over occured which caused
> the plastic insulation to start to burn.
> This coil has been in place at the base of the antenna for some 18
> months now and is dual band 73/136khz so it has done good service.
> The coil has now been repaired and the antenna current up to 3 amps again.


> I had received a report from a DL on my slow CW transmissions saying
> that  readability was not too good because that the gaps between the
> morse characters were too short. Andy Talbot G4JNT has kindly
> modified the program so that the gaps can be increased.