I was stuck writers 'block' while trying to complete the latest
chapter in 'Backyard Antennas' and Erica produced the whisky bottle.
This cleared the writers block and fired me up into writing a couple
of uninhibited comments on the LF scene.
Firstly, Rik's comments on slow CW.
I dont find QSOs that last 30minutes a problem. In any case I have
listened to 'fast' rubber stamp QSOs that last that long!.
The relaxed atmosphere of waiting for the reply to emerge on slow CW
is therapeutic - you can go and make a coffee or catch up on reading
that pile of magazines while the QSO progresses. Dont spoil it with technology.
Secondly, the latest on the CFA antenna.
The latest 'analysis' of this antenna was no more than more guessing.
Academics are worse in this respect. We get bamboozelled by Curl,
Div and Poynting Vectors while in the real world radio amateurs are
making 136kHz QSOs over 1500km from postage stamp QTHs.
Regards, Peter, G3LDO