Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Antarctica!

Interesting conditions on 15m this afternoon.


Amazing where 2 watts of WSPR can end up!

5 comments:

VE3WDM said...

Yes WSPR is a very nice mod and it can give you a good understanding in a rather short time how the band is doing for DX and if it is open or closed. I have also used to to compare antennas in the past to see which one is better to certain areas. Great work getting the signal picked up way down south.

George NY4FD said...

FB on Antarctica, with magloop. I also spotted him and your 2 w. from U.K. Using an AEA Iso Loop.
Good DX es 73
George, NY4FD

George NY4FD said...

FB on Antarctica, with magloop. I also spotted him and your 2 w. from U.K. Using an AEA Iso Loop.
Good DX es 73
George, NY4FD

Julian Moss said...

I switched between the mag loop and the dipole to try and get a comparison but the reports were all in the same ball park.

Julian, G4ILO

George NY4FD said...

Mag loops are the most under rated antennas. Mine is 3 feet or 1 meter above ground. I have both an old AEA iso loop and the MFJ 1788. I use about 100 feet of rg58 as feed line. I swap them as the mood strikes as I don't have room for both at the same time. At present only using the loops. Never use more than 5-10w on the digi modes. Loads of fun and contacts.
73 George, NY4FD