Re ur msg as
Would it be possible for you to tell Jack
VE1ZZ, that I will be carrying out a series of test
transmissions on 136.150 khz starting just
before Midnight UTC, starting tonight Friday 26th Feb 2000
and for the next 3 to 4 nights. For 1 hour, until
0100 utc, each night/morning.
I am pulling out all the stops, everything cranked up to the last.
Transmissions will consist of my repeated callsign
EI0CF, at 5 wpm or less.
I dare not leave this transmitter unattended, should I leave it
chuntering all night, I am liable to find the entire workshop burnt to the
ground in the morning. Otherwise I could leave it going all night. Not
Best regards from your European cousins,
Well I have just returned from a 650 mile
round trip to test my RX's and I can now say that my RX's are as good as any
others. The problem has been in the antenna. I returned via the
plumbing store this afternoon with a large supply of bits and pieces.
I will have a 16 ft diameter untuned shielded loop about 50 ft in the air as
soon as I can get it all put together and tested out. The issue is
fabrication and assembly, all the pieces are here. I will start with
the sling shot to get a line over an English Poplar tree tomorrow some
time. I will see DCF39 competently from now on. I expect also to
see the WA2 AMRAD signals easily as well.
I have two ways to talk with Jack,
VE1ZZ. One is by phone and the other by mail. We are using the
later. He is into Packet Radio and I am trying to find a way to get
email from the Internet to him on Packet Radio, the packet radio medium is
all dead here now, the only thing left is the APRS stuff using the old
Jack does not use a PC and has no software
to watch for signals, he depends on hearing things. I am trying to
work on him to get a PC and some software but I am moving slowly and
carefully. I sense he does not move to these things quickly. I
have sent him some .jpg printed pictures, to see if he will respond. I
am not inclined to try and get him going if he is not able to see signals at
this point. I trust you will agree?
To this I have written Jack a long memo
about what he is hearing from DCF39. I shared his tape with Mitch,
VE3OT yesterday, I think Mitch will agree Jack is hearing a thundering great
signal from DCF39.
Off line and in another forum I am working with others on
high level automation of the receiving process so that we can have automatic
alarms on the DCF39 signal so the next time it takes off a large fire bell
will let me know that things are happening. I have your phone number
on the wall and I will call when that happen next time. I will also
phone Jack after I have phoned those of you in Europe for whom I have phone
At this time, I am not able to make a
competent contribution to random tests so I will decline until I have
resources that make the investment of time and effort worth while. I
trust that you will agree?
I also began today to gather the goodies so
I can put up a 2000ft Beverage antenna at my island qth for next
winter. I will have to set out the Beverage over open lake water for
over 1500ft, I hauled home the first load of old gas barrels that I will
make into floating platforms to hole up the wire. Welding starts in a
few months when time permits, but there are 40 of the gas barrels sitting
out at our dock hi.
Back to my scraping of copper pipe and