Salt water and qrp

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From: Scotty Wright (zydeco9214@yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 11:56:52 CDT


I use a SLV stuck in the mud bank of Lake Ponchartrain
here in New Orleans. The lake is brackish or salt
depending on the time of year. I get excellent results
with a few zip cord radial-s. I throw a radial or two
out in the lake for good measure. Interestingly, When
i was in the Coast Guard we would operate navigation
radar on the lake around 10cm. You could actually see
the propagation on salty days. The microwaves would
actually propagate over the visual horizon and paint
the shoreline 20 miles away. On a freshwater day it
would only paint targets about 7 miles. Since we don't
have mountains this is the next best thing to mountain
topping.
72 de wb5tla k
Scotty Wright
WB5TLA
ICQ # 5907718
QRP-L # 2361
QRP ARCI #10970
ARS #1130

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