Worked GM3YXM/P today with his kite flying high. He was 37 db above
noise and is only surpassed by MM0ALM with his 4 x 130 ft towers. If you
want a big signal and the possibility to work across to the USA/Canada
you need a LARGE HIGH ANTENNA. The few BIG signals on the band have
large towers and there is no other way. It is understandable that most
are not able to erect large arrays so be content with the odd qso around
Europe with a struggle, but do not expect the impossible even with
LMCW(QRSS) across the Atlantic. Those that crack the dx regularly on 160
metres have large arrays, the odd chancer might make it once in a life
time but it is usually the guy with the large antenna doing the work at
both ends, plus exceptional propogation.
Nice effort Dave to achieve the object. To emit big signals needs a lot
of effort and dedication.
73 de G3KEV