KK1D's blog

Well, my rig interface just went out, so I won't be able to transmit during the eclipse.

I will have my "gorgon stare" 160-10 meters CW, WSPR, and JT65/JT9 receive array online and reporting to pskreporter (cw & JT) and wsprnet.org (WSPR).

Well, my rig interface just went out, so I won't be able to transmit during the eclipse.

I will have my "gorgon stare" 160-10 meters CW, WSPR, and JT65/JT9 receive array online and reporting to pskreporter (cw & JT) and wsprnet.org (WSPR).

Will be going receive-only for 2+ weeks while I work on things....

Raised the north end and center of my all-band (3.5 - 28 MHz) by several meters.
Hope it will contribute to small improvement in daytime signals. Night=time ops
are on the 1.8 - 14 MHz vertical wire.

Initial test complete. Was heard out to 1600 km with 1 watt out....
Will work on putting out more radials in the coming weeks

Will be testing my new 160/80 meters vertical with elevated radials tonight (17/18 April) from 2300 - 0200 UTC

Installed a kitted-up Comtek coaxial cable feedline choke, replacing brand-X, and it completely solved the issue of 17/15 meter RF in the shack. So will be band hopping (20% xmit) on 80 through 10.... still working the 160 meter antenna.....