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Re: LF: Portable Ops in Homer Alaska -

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Subject: Re: LF: Portable Ops in Homer Alaska -
From: Stefan Schäfer <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 15:04:50 +0200
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Hi Laurence,

The power sled is the ideal kite for kite antenna experiments. I used the power sled 36 for most of my experiments. And i also have the power sled 81! :-)

Didn't you got the idea to try a amateur radio kite antenna experiment? If i would live in the landscape, i would have a fixed installation for a kite antenna. In one of our fielddays my kite (including the antenna wire) was on the sky for more than 24 hours, even while sleeping :-)

Thanks for the image! That must be a low loss site! All you need is a massive earth rod and a sledge hammer, a 12V battery and PA :-)

Is there any altitude limit for you? Or can you rise a 1/4 Lambda vertical for 137 kHz? :-)

73, Stefan/DK7FC

Am 29.05.2013 22:01, schrieb Laurence KL1 X:
Its pretty (sun) lit 24 hours a day here in Alaska -  but I tried a little MF and LF reception using a sky-hook over our Memorial weekend from our camping  site around 250 miles South of Wasilla.
As I thought there was very little "DX" to be seen for the short period I listened but at least you can take photos and fly Kites at midite up here... it was pretty quiet but I could still detect lightning from the West and Central coast areas of the USA.
The Kit is a "PoweSled 24" up around 200ft or so in very light winds
The real reason for coming here was the Halibut fishing - heres an 80 or so pounder my son caught just off the coast -
Laurence KL 1 X  WE 2 XPQ
Wasilla Alaska
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