Autumn is Here - Big Night on 475 !

Discussion in 'The Low Bands - 630/2200 Meters - VLF' started by WQ2H, Sep 26, 2019.

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  1. WQ2H

    WQ2H QRZ Lifetime Member #214 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I think the air is finally starting to dry out - big 630m activity here in New England last night.

    When NO3M starts coming in at -00db, I know it's going to be a big night. The JT9-1 aggregator brought in these last night: W71UV, K7PO, KB5NJD, N4WLO, W5DFN, W4BCX, WB4JWM, K4AEK, K4LY, N1DAY, N9RU, K9SLQ, K9OMA, K9KFR, NO3M, VE3CIQ, WA3ETD, W1XP.

    W7IUV was -29db, and 3712 km (2307 mi) away - but it got here on 5W.

    73
    Jim, WQ2H / WK2XAH

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  2. WQ2H

    WQ2H QRZ Lifetime Member #214 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Another big JT9-1 Rx 475 night in New England. All the same stations on the aggregator as last night + VE7SL (3943 km @ -24 dB), KM5SW (3037 km @ -27 dB) and K0KE (2737 km @ -15dB). High signal was NO3M +9 dB @ 0328, low signal was K3MF -31 dB @ 0806 on 137.

    I'll be back up Tx soon after the new load coil is installed. The old one worked, but this new smaller one fits in a paint can. :)

    73
    Jim, WQ2H / WK2XAH
     
  3. WA4ILH

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    Putting your loading coil in a paint can? Is that a steel can? I would think that would have a major effect on the Inductive Reactance. Let us know how this works. I considered putting a loading coil in a can for 160 meters once but gave it up.
    Tom WA4ILH
     
  4. WQ2H

    WQ2H QRZ Lifetime Member #214 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Good point - I actually have both AL and plastic and was going to compare them.

    Either way it will be filled with dielectric oil for insulation and to prevent condensation.

    By the way - thank you for your service. My Dad was Navy, DD-642, Fletcher Class, and did 2 cruises during the Korean War.

    73
    Jim, WQ2H / WK2XAH
     

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