SAQ copied here 339 on 29/6. at 0930 and 11.30 [BST]
Rx = an old B41 ; all valves glowing with excited anticipation.
Antenna inverted L ; 16 ft vertical with 100 ft. top. earthed to water
pipe via two off-the-shelf-reels of hook up wire [length and inductance
unknown ] in series but not inter-coupled .
Coils at 12 foot level - upstairs shack .
Tap rx across the lower of the reels Play about adding subtracting reels
while listening to nearby (near 17.2 Khz. ) unidentified carriers.
Not exactly an exact science but it worked two years running.
Much static - need selective ears.
The mains RX chassis is earthed to mains earth = same water pipe. so
probably bad ground loop inviting mains borne interference but I refuse to
make posh installation for two 2 minute transmissions per annum.!!
Bryan - G3GVB at Brighton sea-level on solid chalk :-((
From: E.Chicken MBE <[email protected]>
To: [email protected] <[email protected]>
Date: 13 July 2003 22:57
Subject: LF: SAQ Transmissions 29.06.03
I picked up your email address from the American lwca.org website, and
would respectfully ask please if you know of anyone who did receive the
June 03 SAQ transmissions in the UK, and if so but more importantly------
Here in the North-East corner of England, I heard absolutely nothing, much
to my surprise and disappointment. Clearly, my home-brew receiving system
wasn't sensitive enough, despite my efforts. So I would really be pleased
to get technical details from anyone who actually managed to receive the
signals, such that I can be ready for the New Year's SAQ schedule?
Any ideas please?
73 de Ed. Chicken G3BIK