Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,
Megan
jehoshabeath

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Balcony exeriments and shack work

I took my 33 foot long wire and counterpoise out to the balcony last night. Yes, I was standing out there in the 20 degree temperatures playing with wires.

There's a lot less noise on 20 and 40 meters with the wire outside. Today I was listening up and down the bands and I heard a guy in Texas booming through the apartment. I heard another station from France that was also pretty loud. I have a lot of experimenting to do:

-change the arrangement of the wire to see what layout is best (the antenna is doing a kind of 'N' shaped zig-zag right now)
-see how well it tunes on the different bands and record what I can hear
-record noise and signal strength levels on the different bands at different times of the day to see what interference I am facing
-do all this in comparison to the Miracle Whip
-try to work some folks that I hear

In other shack news, I need to:

-find a battery charger for my two new 8AH batteries,
-get PowerPoles on the power chord for my new small Astron RS-4A power supply so I can connect it to the large back-up battery
-monitor the repeater on Inauguration day
-order a portable paddle
-write out my notes about off-center fed dipoles more cleanly for future reference
-catch up on the contest schedule
-practice CW
Tags: radio equipment
Subscribe

  • Growing

    I'm seeking to follow my King, day by day. Learning how to sanctify everything I do to Him (1 Corinthians 10:31). Learning how to stand in the face…

  • The Heart of Our King

    The Lord Jesus calls us to look like Him! (Of course He does :) 2 Corinthians 3:18, 1 John 3:2, 1 Corinthians 13:12) In the verse where Peter tells…

  • We lift up our hearts to the Lord

    morning contemplations 10/29/2020 We bear our hearts before the Lord and to the Lord. We're learning how to do that. Our hearts are so weary, so…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 6 comments