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Offline ve3lyx

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Just installed a 80M vertical
« on: February 08, 2016, 04:07:23 UTC »
I just made and installed an 80m vertical. Have had on report back with it from 189 miles away ATCF but need more. I am currently using my Bare Essentials Glowbug TX (about 5 watts out) and a 3561khz crystal. I test 7pm and 9 pm at the top of the hour (EST, My time) If I get a few good tests I will put the homebrew SS rig on (3530khz).
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Re: Just installed a 80M vertical
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2016, 21:39:35 UTC »
Sounds like a promising start Don. Sadly little or no chance of copying you over here at those times :-(
I've been on 60m a bit after shorting the 80m loading coil on my HF2V, not a lot of activity though I did hear a VE a couple of nights ago on 5.373.
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Re: Just installed a 80M vertical
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2016, 23:57:11 UTC »
Well dont give up hope. Did a pond hop with Andrew F , a G3 . It took us two weeks but we pulled it off. We tried every night same time same freq. A couple of might have been you s but then one night a solid copy. I was running about 16 watts. That night 5W would probably have done it. It was though a lot of work on his part but we both enjoyed it. Probably stay in touch now for life.
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Re: Just installed a 80M vertical
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 14:05:38 UTC »
Up  tuned and working very well. I am happy building it.

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Re: Just installed a 80M vertical
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 21:29:43 UTC »
Looks good Don and pretty well hidden too. Is it a full 1/4 wave or loaded?
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Re: Just installed a 80M vertical
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 14:56:28 UTC »
Centre loaded on 80M. 1/4 wave on 40M with loading coil bypassed. I don't use 40M up here in the upstairs shack usually. However it replaced a 40M/80M inverted vee so I couldn't see going backwards.
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