Re - experimenters band.
The Broadcaster fraternity and Admirality engineers pioneered, and have been
using the Low frequencies for 50 years very successfuly. We Radio Amateurs in
1999 are merely re-inventing the WHEEL and have a long way to go to catch up
with the commercial achievements. It is back to basic theory and interesting as
long as one understands its limitations for the average radio amateur with a
small back garden and very poor antenna, and limited ERP.
73 de Mal/G3KEV
John and Mal
>. A tooth brush would cost more
> and melt down at about 11 watts when dry, and less when wet.
One mustn't let the facts get in the way of a good opinion I suppose... It's
just that my aerial in GM is held up with old toothbrushes and It happily
takes a kilowatt in the rain and has done for 9 months, sorry about that. I
just wanted to pass on an eco friendly tip, I bet they're lighter than
ship's insulators as well..........
You'll certainly have to minimise the resistance in the loop and feeder
before it will work OK but by all means give it a try, the results will
speak for themselves. It is an experimenters band still I hope!!
Enough about toothbrushes and other insulators now I think.....
73, Dave G3YXM.