160 meters

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From: jimn0oct@aol.com
Date: Sun May 08 1994 - 10:35:33 EDT


Jeff NH6IL WRITES <jherman@uhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu>
>I've got this urge to play on 160M. A simple xmtr and the above type >rcvr
>(and lots of antenna wire) sounds like fun.

>In 18 years of being licensed I've never been on 160 - anyone got >any
>stories to tell (propagation, noise, activity)?

>Jeff NH6IL

Well Jeff, I wasn't able to wrk CQ 160 m contest this year, but last year I
used a TS-820, a 40 meter dipole fed with RG-8 (that's a 1/8 wave antenna)
and was able to work Costa Rica! 160 is fun, but I don't even try in the
summer except on FD. I've been thinking about building a 5 W tx for the
"gentleman's band". With all the power transistors that have an Ft of >20
MHz, I should have fun designing this one.
Let me know how your bc band conversion goes for RX, and I'll keep you posted
on TX if you like.

73, Jim N0OCT

jimn0oct.aol.com


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