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 on: Today at 06:01:19 PM 
Started by WA4JQS - Last post by W1QJ
I have one in my shop right now.

 on: Today at 06:00:33 PM 
Started by W7NKR - Last post by KM1H
Like WB2WIK, Yes. Slopes towards US. But works well over a wide azimuth. I also use the 80 metre dipole successfully  - it's almost a 3 half waves dipole. Centre at 60 feet  and fed with 60 feet of open wire line of about 500 ohms impedance and a balanced tuner, they both go, as an Australian friend describes it as like "sh*t off a silver shovel"!

Slopers radiate broadside just as a horizontal dipole; there is some small amount of vertical polarization off the lower end as in an inverted vee. If not choked the feedline also radiates which may improve performance at the risk of local crud pickup.

My 30M favorite antenna is a single feed 160 and 80 and 75M inverted vees. Over 200 DXCC with mostly 5W. It also does well on 17 and 12 without a tuner at any time. On 80 and 75 it has logged about 330 DXCC, location and antenna height helps.


 on: Today at 05:59:36 PM 
Started by W9RND - Last post by WB8NUT
They need a new test to keep lids out of the hobby.

 on: Today at 05:56:03 PM 
Started by W0XS - Last post by KB9UMT
No problem George.  I just emailed you with the email you just gave here so please reply back to confirm.  I have your phone number now also....Team Viewer already to go here too so we should be good to go (still working here so I have more times on the weekends for helping or Ham Radio).  Glad to try to help you out.


 on: Today at 05:55:02 PM 
Started by W7PP - Last post by WR0F
I run a Hy-gain TH11DX up at 54 ft  and we run a Cushcraft XM-240  2 element  up another 11 ft higher   I did not see any change to the TH11DX  when the 40 meter beam  was put above it .
Bandwidth seems to be up to specs on both antennas.  I run both antennas on the tower the same directions as we have John  W8RAT antenna lift on our Rohn 45g tower to lower it all down to ground level

 on: Today at 05:50:16 PM 
Started by KE7EOZ - Last post by KM1H
Most of my system is 75 Ohm CATV hardline and around the rotator and to feedpoints I use Belden 8213, When I need flexible 50 Ohm such as phasing lines in yagi stacks I use 8214

For on the ground feeds and phasing lines for 160 and 80M verticals I use solid conductor CATV RG-11 and LMR-400 when a specific length of 50 Ohm is called for. In a deep wooded area where critters chew on any soft jacket cable I use 50 and 75 Ohm 1/2" hardline and both are often cheaper on the used market than new LMR, etc.


 on: Today at 05:48:42 PM 
Started by W0XS - Last post by W0XS
Hi Don,

Thank you so very much for replying!

I've had zero luck getting help with my Flex 1500 / PowerSDR software as well as my Kenwood TS-870S with HRD for the past year and a half so thought a monetary incentive might help.

Three hams helped me replace my broken G5RV this summer after a wind storm trashed it and even donated a slightly used Maple Leaf sloper for no charge. I tried to pay them with pizza and beer but they didn't even want that. Great guys!

I've been seeking setup help on Craigslist for a couple of years for help but there must not be any local hams, besides me, on there.

This Trigeminal Neuralgia makes even moving my head a potentially painful experience but it is the prescription drugs I take to help with the pain that have side effects that have made it difficult for me to work with software configuration.

My email is and my phone number is (952) 884-7869. I can call you instead as I have free long distance. If we talk by phone I may sound odd as I have to hold my head as still as possible to avoid those shocks of pain .... and here I was a radio DJ for 17 years.

I do have Team Viewer installed.

Thank you for offering to help!!


 on: Today at 05:46:57 PM 
Started by N0UN - Last post by KD8MJR


Sometimes, but IMHO  there's an element of extortion in some cases.

I mean no disrespect to K1N, I really think Bob and the team are great.
This is directed at the Government.  Navassa's Protection BS is really just a way to keep people off the island without having to spend any money.  As it stands now there are dozens of Haitians doing whatever they want on the Island, if they want to burn some trees for fire they can.  If they want to eat some endangered bird they can.  The Protection act just prevents a mass migration of Haitians from arriving at the island and setting up an official fishing port.  It does nothing to protect the island and the various species.

Anyway back onto the T31T topic..


 on: Today at 05:40:25 PM 
Started by WO7R - Last post by K9NW
Some interesting ideas, until you got to the "skeds" part.  A very large part of the allure of DXpeditioning is running the pileups.  I can think of few things more boring than investing time to go to a rare DX spot and then spend (waste?) time calling someone on schedule.

 on: Today at 05:36:48 PM 
Started by VK3BL - Last post by N8FVJ
Collins 30L-1 used four cheap 811As. Transformer was reasonable 19 lbs, but the Ameritron is 17 lbs. Not much difference. On the other hand, the Collins KW-1 is a serious amplifier.

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