[AMRadio] TEST

sbjohnston at aol.com sbjohnston at aol.com
Sun Feb 8 12:41:38 EST 2009

>Has 160 been in very good shape lately, or is it the antenna?

You antenna might be doing well, but 160 meters is indeed in excellent 
form right now.  Very low noise, excellent propagation for local, and 
regional during the day, and longer distance as the night progresses.

Steve WD8DAS

sbjohnston at aol.com
Radio is your best entertainment value.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brett Gazdzinski <Brett.Gazdzinski at verizon.net>
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 10:20 pm
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] TEST

I have recently built a K2, and have been jumping around the bands, 
then I
got an Alpha Delta dx-lb-plus, which does 160 to 10 meters, you can 
tune it
to have a low swr on all the bands, its narrow on 160 and 80, but it 
well otherwise,
I can hear many signals on 160, some are very strong, I never managed 
Unfortunately, I doubt I could get on, I would likely get into things 
in the
neighborhood, so I don't operate AM at night generally.

This antenna seems to be able to take a fair amount of power, so far it 
handled the legal limit on AM without problems, and I did tests at 
Its 100 feet long, which is short for 80, very short for 160, but seems 
work very well on receive at least.

If you adjust it, you can do away with the tuner if you operate at the 
swr points.

I only have 100 feet between trees, away from power lines, so this 
seems to be the best bet if you want to jump around bands.
The K2 is in the den (its very small) so I can listen to CW and ssb 
(and AM
using ssb) while the wife watches TV.

In listening to ssb at night, I have noticed what the ssb guys are 
about, and sorry to say, almost all the hate is from 4 land, not to say 
people in 4 land are the same, or that the same feelings don't exist in
other places, but what I hear is ALL coming from 4 land.

160 meters seems much nicer, I wonder why.
Has 160 been in very good shape lately, or is it the antenna?
I used to try listening using other antenna's and all I ever heard weak
signals and lots of static...
W1AW was 50 over on 160 last night, and I just heard some AM guys on 
that were 40 over, no noise, no trash, nice!
I have also heard people from all over the country!


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