RE: [loopantennas] Re: Edginton QW Loop beacon-test on 160 Meters
- Jim, OK, I will listen tonight and try to make the comparison. I was born in Sherman, Texas and lived in nearby Bonham until I was 9 years old in the spring of 1949. There was a ham across the street from us named McDougal(I think). 73 Bill Young WD5HOH
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 17:20:17 +0000
Subject: [loopantennas] Re: Edginton QW Loop beacon-test on 160 MetersThank you for the report Bill. Nice to see an in-state
report far to the south! (QTH here of course being North-
Central Texas/DFW area.)
Interesting antenna you describe using too.
I have set up to transmit on 1900 kHz again for the day until
about 6 PM this evening (there are nets that meet on 1900) and
then will QSY to 2 MHz again.
It would be interesting, Bill, if you get a chance to compare
the signal strengths from the group that meets on 1990 kHz
(every night starting about 7 PM) and in particular, how my
signal compares with the W5VYY station as he is only a couple
miles to my east and he runs a full-wave horizontal loop up
about 75 feet (contrasted with the beacon QW vertical 16'x40'
loop) and the W5VYY station tuns full legal power (whereas the
beacon is 100 W max).
Could make for a useful comparison, the cloud-warmer FWLoop
vs the low-radiation-angle vertical tuned QWLoop ...
73, Jim WB5WPA
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, William Young <lpwjy@...> wrote:
> To Jim WB5WPA, Tonight(12/23/2012) just before 10:00 PM, CST I heard some of your tones, some of them at about S3 or so. I didn't have your entire message in front of me at the time, so I may have heard voice, but couldn't copy it. I have the details now and will try tomorrow evening. I am receiving you on an RX320D(TenTec) with a one foot square rotateable loop with two windings: one at about 50 Ohms driving the receiver and the other tuned and magnetically coupled to the first. My QTH is Harris County, Texas just slightly northwest of Houston. Bill Young WD5HOH
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> From: jwin95@...
> Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:14:24 +0000
> Subject: [loopantennas] Re: Edginton QW Loop beacon-test on 160 Meters
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jim Best" <james9194@> wrote:
> > For the next couple of weeks, a test of a 160 meter Ben Edginton
> > Quarter-Wave loop antenna will be underway.
> > The frequency will be 1900 kHz LSB up until about 6:00 PM CST
> > and then 2.0 MHz LSB after that until morning.
> > The loop is 16' high x 40' long, stands vertically about 6' off
> > the ground putting the highest part of the antenna about 22'
> > above ground.
> > The loop is oriented roughly N-S (actually about 8 deg E of N).
> > Power level is 100 W max, with five transmitted tones varying
> > from 100 Watts down to 1 Watt in 5 dB steps followed by voice ID.
> > The transmit interval is every 2 minutes, with the beacon
> > 'message' being about 30 secs in length.
> > More details here as well as updates to the schedule:
> > http://www.qrz.com/db/WB5WPA
> > 73, Jim WB5WPA