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Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Es on 4 - really?


I've always found the 4M band quite a challenge, but also very interesting. I don't really know how well the 'parasitically' fed antenna works I built here, but I certainly put out some RF.

The linear works on 4M, but is rather pants - very inefficient - not much RF out for an awful lot of current consumption.

There's been some sporadic E on 4M yesterday:

and today:

Yesterdays hop over to LZ2WO in Bulgaria is a reasonable distance at 2149.15 km (1343.220 miles), at a bearing of 109.3 degrees.

Good, egh?