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Sent: Friday, December 24, 2004 4:15
Subject: Re: LF: Trans Atlantic
Maybe Mal can turn up the wick so his CW could be heard over here? How
much power can you generate Mal? Warren has a 10w ERP limit which should be
plenty :-D What do you
think Warren? Do you have a pair of 4CX10000's laying around, they gotta hear
YA over there then :-P
I think I could
manage a CW QSO with the USA. I have plenty of antennas and hardware suitable
for the job. Its just a matter of setting the gear up again now that I have
diverted my attention to 160m dxing. Worked JT1CO the other nite along with
some W stns, nothing really new cos I have worked plent of USA stns before
On LF I have
worked the Russian stns on normal CW a few times so do not see the USA as a
problem provided. I have been heard on CW in the Boston area some years ago
and also in VE1.
So far Mike no
one in the USA seems bothered about making a CW qso across the deep blue. I am
not interested in reporting beacons anymore its old hat now. They are blowing
my head off most of the time, part of the qrm scene
Let me know what
develops. I am going to GI land soon for a few weeks and if there was enough
interest I could fire up from there. I have a 120 ft tower over there for LF
Tnx Mike for the
info and have a MERRY XMAS and HNY and greeting to all the other great
and mighty radio amateurs across in the USA. There are some BIG signals
on 160 coming my way I wish they would switch to LF so that I can have that CW
address is wrong on QRZ.COM and the other c/books think of all the cards going
Merry Christmas to all...
In a message dated 24/12/2004 15:06:53 GMT Standard Time, k2ors
Thank you for the capture! I'm very pleased with the results.
I just acquired a Decca Tx, and it will take a few weeks for me to make
the modifications, power supply etc. That should give me a considerably
better signal (+7dB or so).
Assuming that goes well, I'd be interested in knowing if there
any stations 'across the pond' available for a two-way QSO?
73 Warren K2ORS/WD2XGJ
Lots I should think.
BTW........has a claim been made for the AMRAD / RSGB / DARC
transatlantic prize for the first QSO with the USA?
I remember UK to canada was awarded to 4 stations with a 'joint
first' but do I recall there was a seperate catagory for 'USA' as opposed to
Anyway, seems the licensing arrangements will finally allow a 2 way to