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Re: LF: Getting started, maybe

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Subject: Re: LF: Getting started, maybe
From: Ron Thompson <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 18:58:47 -0600
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Hi Graham,

    my actual location is at postal code X1A 2H5

    I'm in the company crew house at the float base.  In the Google map for 
the postal code, at the highest available satellite magnification, you should 
see floatplanes along the parking lot and then in a cove on the upper side of 
the parking lot is a yellow Cessna floatplane.  The house just to the left of 
the floatplane is where I live.  Unfortunately, as the house is in the 
floatbase parking lot, there isn't any antenna space around it.  What I do 
have is two 15 metre towers spaced about 48 metres apart that I use for my HF 
antenna (it used to have a company commercial HF antenna before).  Any LF/MF 
antenna must be compact and mountable either to the house or one of the 
towers.  Power lines are between the house and cove, which may be a noise 
source.

      Ron

On Sunday 15 March 2009 16:20, Graham wrote:
> I was looking on google earth ... looks to be a lot  of  sea planes about
> .. that would prevent any high mast ??
>
> the  location looks a bit tricky ......a low long wire may be good .. but 
> can you  get one out , looks to have roads all round ?
>
> G ..
>
>
> From: Dave Pick
> Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2009 5:24 PM
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: LF: Getting started, maybe
>
>
> Ron
>
> I would recommend a loop antenna, there are various designs around such as
> Jim M0BMU's design, http://www.wireless.org.uk/BPloops2.pdf Even though
> you're in the middle of nowhere there, you should stand a chance of getting
> some of the US 500kHz stations ( www.500kc.com ) going under the calls
> WD2XSH and WE2XGR with numerical suffixes identifying the individual
> stations. We in the UK have 10W ERP but it won't be easy to get right over
> to you... Maybe you could contact some of the US stations in the North and
> do some test with them first?
>
> Good luck!
> Dave G3YXM.
>
> 2009/3/14 Ron Thompson <[email protected]>:
> >   I've been reading the occasional posting to the list, wondering if I
> > could find some time and money to work with.  As we do not yet have
> > licences for the 500KHz band, the best place to start would be setting up
> > for receiving.

-- 
Ron Thompson, VE8RT
Yellowknife, NT, Canada
62 28.060 N  114 20.648 W  Grid Square DP22tl
"Who are are these that fly as a cloud, and as doves to their window?" Is 60:8


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