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Re: LF: Re: 500KHz NoV

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Subject: Re: LF: Re: 500KHz NoV
From: "Graham" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 01:27:14 +0100
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Don't worry about  operation on vlf, I think you find the band acts more like top band , with a well defined service area ~60/ 70 miles and a first skip round 200/250 , I can see a trace at Birmingham with 500mW to my antenna , only real problem is the dreaded deep fade 'qsb' whic takes the signal out 30 seconds up to  1 minuet + , which causes havoc with rtty , as you have no idea if the other station copied anything .... dont suppose you have amtor ?  
I doubt you will cause any interference with  those power levels , I ran 20 watts to a inverted L  40 ft x 40 ft for a long time , which radiated quite well , but after adding a top loading coil found it worked a lot better , with 150 watts and a new variometer tuner , still didn't record any problems ..
Had more problems with the pc jamming the incoming signals and a funny long life bulb that radiated a well spaced spectrum across the band  ! check out the pages on the google  uk500khz web news group for links to the grabbers etc .
73 's
Graham ..

Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 9:52 AM
Subject: LF: Re: 500KHz NoV

Hi Lee
I have just got my NOV to operate on 500kHz, so will be dipping my toe into the water from next week.
I have not got any 138kHz experience and only obtained my full amateur licence last May.
On my application for the NOV, I provided a scale diagram of my own and immediate neighbour's properties, gave a brief description of the TX(home brew), RX(Lowe HF-225) and antenna(T) that I intend to use and an estimate of my erp from the TANTENNA program on the internet (200mW).  As I am using a VFO, I use a counter to measure the frequency and also monitor transmissions using the RX which has a digital readout.   I also stated that I would cease transmissions until any complaint was satisfactorily resolverd, and mentioned two nearby amateurs also working on 500kHz whose help and advice I could seek.
All the above seemed to work, so good luck on your application.  The more the merrier.
73 Dennis M0JXM
----- Original Message -----
From: Lee Hudson
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 5:50 PM
Subject: LF: 500KHz NoV

Hi All,


After reading through loads of stuff and monitoring the LF Group I?m left with the decision of whether to start on 136 or 500KHz.


500KHz seems much easier to deal with from the outset, and hopefully the NoV period will be extended further next year.

However the NoV itself is the possible stumbling block in that it appears that experience on 136KHz is a big plus that Ofcom appear to be looking for,


My question is, would I get away with applying for a NoV without first being active on 136KHz, or has anyone already taken this route and been successful?



Lee M0LMH.


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