Re: TTARS expedition

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From: Clark Savage Turner WA3JPG (turner@safety.ICS.UCI.EDU)
Date: Tue Apr 19 1994 - 03:32:52 EDT


Well, just a quick comment Duane....

Did you listen to the bands this weekend? I do believe it would have made
no difference to the expedition to be up there, since several KW stations
with multi element beams couldn't get any signals through anywhere. In
fact, I listened for Radio Nigeria at 7255 all night and could barely
hear the carrier! Amazing. The worst propogation I have heard in years,
one of the worst in 25 years of hamming.

Anyway, your suggested location sounds real good, though such height has
seemed to me (in my varied experience with QRP portable) to have very
little effect at HF frequencies, even 10 meters. Now, up higher where you
depend upon line of sight! Yikes, there is a difference! I have found that
as long as I have an antenna in the clear and am not hemmed in by metallic
structures or mountains, I do quite as well as up on top of mountains......
of course, hard to get a real comparison.

72 all

Clark
WA3JPG

Building up a tiny station for my long hike this summer :-)


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