Hi Larry, VA3LK,
I am not sure if you are completely set up for weak signal reception on 136 khz
yet, if so perhaps we might set up a sked for 136 khz. You name the best
freq on the band, that suits your QTH. I have just
erected a new antenna, essentially it's horizontal, but it does consist of a lot
of wire, 360 metres of it, but the height is rather low, only 10
It appears to be getting out quite well here in Europe, I worked a
number of UK stations today, as well as one in Belgium and was called by a
station in Holland, but I just could not hear him.
My QTH is probably the nearest one to you facing across the Atlantic,
co-ordinates are IO65IG,
in lat and long its near enough 55.22 north 007.21
west, Malin Head, County Donegal, Ireland.
Malin Head is the most northerly point in Ireland.
My present QTH is about a mile and a half from the sea, the
land slopes gently down to a bay called Trawbreaga Bay, next stop
and parish is Canada.
If we can set up a sked , I can tranmit my callsign
at 5 wpm from a memory keyer, but it is best if I can stay
with the transmitter, I just don't trust it, I did set fire to the window frame
last year and the XYL was none too
After a lot of work with putty, varnish and colouring, its hard to tell the
dreadful event ever took place.
So there, let me know what you think. Oh one other thing, my
transmitter is VFO controlled, so there is an amount of drift,
however I do have two mini transmitter's that are xtal controlled,
I'd need to check, but one is near 136.6 khz and the other is
about 137.15 khz. Both are more than capable of driving my Valve amp to
glowing output......full steam ahead.
Finbar O' Connor
EI0CF Malin Head.
p.s. I can pass my home telephone number to you by
a direct e-mail, when I get your e-mail address. Let me