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Vertical Weathers a Thunderstorm

We had some much needed rain at the QTH last night. I had taken down to work on the Homebrew Buddipole early last evening but left the 40m vertical in place. 141 more words

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40m QSO's with 1/4 Wave Vertical

Most of this week was sent collecting WSPR data on the 40m 1/4 wave vertical. The vertical is holding up better to the breezy days after placing some duct tape on the joints of the travel mast. 320 more words

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Running 40m 1/4 Wave vertical on 20m

Overall I am very impressed with the 40m performance of the 1/4 wave vertical. For grins I am running 20m WSPR by running through the antenna tuner. 110 more words

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Update on the 40m 1/4 Wave Vertical

Ran WSPR last night on 40m with the 1/4 wave antenna. Here is the Map as of this morning:

Started running some JT-65 this morning and while difficult to run pile ups, I am getting QSO’s with JA by calling CQ. 35 more words

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Hot Enough for Outdoor Shooting in March

We returned to Bear Creek Lake park for our outdoor range.  She began by shooting at 30m.

It was hot and dry out there. ¬†Because the… 171 more words

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Testing of the 40m Loop Continues

Here is a plot of my 24hr 1W WSPR signal using the 40m Magnetic Loop Antenna:

Next up tested PSK31 and JT65 with 20-30W of power. 211 more words

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40m Magnetic Loop Antenna with Modifications 

Here is the final version of my 40m magnetic loop antenna using my homebrew hi-voltage variable capacitor. As I mentioned yesterday, I fixed an issue with the variable capacitor feed screw. 86 more words

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