Jeff NH6IL WRITES <firstname.lastname@example.org.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)?
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
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