Well it appears the Hamstick has fixed my problem, you can see the one watt beacon is doing quite well. Notice I have broke the West coast hangup !! For now I won't make any changes, except probably move the beacon to another shelf,
NR5A's Beacon Blog
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Big News ! Finally got the new antenna up. Its a 10m Hamstick with 2 radials. Also this morning I put the one watt beacon back on, its a much better unit. Besides the Cobra CB was causing friction between me and my wife. She has a touch lamp and the CB Beacon was driving it crazy.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Worked on blog, added map. States in red is where I've been heard! Notice 2 mores states heard me today. Tomorrow I will start testing a new ant that I hope will actually should work better, it won';t be so directional. It will be a Hamstick at 12ft with 2 radials.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Lets see during the 3 day Christmas Blizzard I lost my ant, yes between nasty bitter cold weather and getting terribly sick its taken this long to bget the antenna back up. Then I discovered the transmitter was not putting out but maybe 10 MW,since it was a special built system I sent it back. I got the idea us my FT-817 at 1 watt and Norcal Pico Keyer. After getting the SWR down to useful levels it backon 24/7. The ant is a just a 10m coax fed inverted vee 16ft up running north and south.