aka: "RADIO ANSONIA"
Running on SSB/CW/RTTY
Yaesu VL-1000 solid state linear amplifer
"A pushbutton kilowatt station"
NEXT CONTEST: NAQP SSB
*** NEW Stuff ***
I am now using a home brew, low noise receive antenna for 100 kHz through 10 mHz.
Take a look in the "Antenna Farm" section for details and website address.
W1CTN QSL Policy ... under construction
160 meter contesting notes:
I have been entering the CQ and ARRL 160 meter CW contests the last 2 years as QRP to test the effectiveness of my 160 L.
I have determined that I have a consistant night time range of 700 miles. I think this pretty good for 5 watts and a bent piece of wire.
In ARRL 160 (2013) my signal was worked in France and as far west as Wyoming. Both were worked before 11 pm local.
CQWW 160 CW (2012) I worked Hawaii KH6, which is about as good as I think I can do with 5 watts output.
I have finished my QRP operating on 160.
I now operate with 100-1200 watts depending on conditions.
Tennadyne T10 Log Periodic @ 63' 20-6 meters
40 meter dipole @ 50'
80 meter dipole @ 60'
1/4 wave 160 Meter Inverted L - 70' vertical section w/35 - 100' radials
60 meter 3/4 wave inverted L (actually my 160 L, swr is flat on 60 m)
NEW @ RADIO ANSONIA !
W1AEX RECEIVE LOOP http://www.w1aex.com/loop/loop.html
This 85' loop is a good bi-directional receive antenna for my location. Your mileage may vary.
It does what it is suppose to do. This loop reduces the ambient noise so you can copy a marginal signal on the low bands.
I do not have the room for a beverage. Note that I have not needed to use a preamp with this loop, even when copying non-directional beacons in the 300 kHz band.
Like "Mikey" said in a 1970's TV commercial..."try it, you might like it
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