On Tue, 2013-02-12 at 13:51 -0800, Gust Kegelaers wrote:
When I moved to this QTH a while back I put up some speaker wire in a
horizontal loop inside my attached garage. It's about nine and a half
feet above the floor and goes all the way around where the walls and
ceiling meet. It's fed in one corner immediately above radio station
through a Johnson Matchbox (275 watt version). It was a temporary
antenna but it works too well on 40 through 10 meters to take it down!
When the propagation fairies are feeling playful a wet noodle will get
the job done.
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Jezus, 50 turns of wire on a plastic tube, amazing.
I've been messing with wires all my life Roy but at least they were hanging outdoors!!
If there's life after death I hope there's amateur radio too!
Fred Smith <mfsj@...>
In recent months on the Elecraft reflector (QTH) a lot of email addresses have been jacked and I get no less than 15 spam or porn emails a day it happens no matter where you are. Ask President Bush and the Secret Service than you won't mind yahoo.
From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...] On Behalf Of Roy
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 9:42 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] some reservations.....
I do appreciate the list and all the work
that you have done to make it exist.
I did not mean for my term "some reservations"
to be a complaint in any way and I want to quickly say I'm sorry if it came across that way
I have nothing but HAPPINESS from being
a member of 4SQRP and I appreciate all
the ideas, links, discussions and encouragement
the members have been over the years.
Just wish I could convince the wife to move
back to Kansas.........
Yahoo seems to be easy for hackers to get into, so that is
why I am a bit uneasy about changing. Seems that I frequently
see that a person's email address book is raided and used for
SPAM. I assume it hasn't happened to me as I've never received
a complaint about it.
I worked a European CW station this week who was proudly
running 800 watts. When he asked my power, I told him:
"five." He said: "Five hundred?" I told him: "No, five."
"Oh," he said, "fifty can make it across the water
sometimes but it' not reliable."
I didn't bother to tell him that the landlord found my
wire antenna running through the garage at my apartment
house and removed it. Since then I've been using the
shield of the remaining coax and tuning it against 50 turns of
wire on a plastic tube on the floor of my media room.
(was KV8KV, and before that, KEØUQ)