On 22 Jun 2005 at 15:15, hamilton mal wrote:
QRS 30/60 would be too slow for a kite operation, in fact normal CW
is more appropriate because of the qsb dips when the kite swings
about and you would only get bits of the signal and no positive ID.
Daytime activities in EU would not suit the USA because of the time
difference and its really not safe to fly a kite at night time,
virtually impossible in the dark.
From my experience of kite operation on LF as GW3XDV/P, it is quite
possible to fly a kite that is very stable for long periods. I am
sure that G3YXM (whose GM3YXM/P work gave several people their first
GM) will agree.
As for timing, this time of year it gets light at about 0430, which
would allow time for a callsign ort two at QRSS30 before
transatlantic propagation faded. A bigger problem would be getting
enough wind at that time of day.