Am 13.07.2018 15:37, schrieb F6CWN:
Nice. The first time i saw a photo of F5WK. I know him from some years
back but now he is not so much active on this reflector. He detected me
many times on LF and VLF.
I think i know exactly what you mean :-)
difficulty of the kite is especially the takeoff in order to capture as
soon as possible the good windy zone (not always easy in the middle of
June!), But after that it goes ...
do not speak also of the difficulties to pick up the wire when it falls
with the kite in a field of corn! (You have to love the RADIO!)
But you have enough time, right?
Now, I'm all alone to do LF (and no more young), so it goes
Oh and when you are close to the sea, your ground losses will be very
main difficulty here (I am in Normandy, near the sea, where there is
wind!) Is to find charitable souls able to share my tastes for
"curious" things like the LF / VLF. It's
long and you have to make concessions, but over time ... It's starting
to become concrete!
Just stay in contact here with the list. It is not only the antenna
that must be tuned to resonance. It is also your mind and the mind of
some people 'on the other side', the RX side! This must be tuned to a
certain resonance as well, hoping for some Q :-)
Is it a linear mode design? For a switch mode design you will not need
such a heavy cooling. Looks fine for 2 kW +
have several fields to grow antennas beverage, K9AY, and of course
to this is added some difficulties such as energy and housing that are
about to be resolved. Camping
in the middle of winter is a bit hard for my old bones ...
the power stage side, I'm thinking of a power MOS-based amplifier with
IXYS IXFH94N30 at liquid-cooled IXYS (water + glycol), with the primary
cooler out and the heat up (winter is good sometimes).
transformers are mounted on welder station ferrites (nominal frequency
~ 100 KHz, a good choice of manufacturers, thanks!) The "high voltage"
power supply provided by two 51V 57 A server power supplies (HP EPS120)
compatible with a capricious generator! (I think
he's allergic to CW!)
I've done some CW on 8.97 kHz in 2011, using a weak generator that was
able to produce 350W ('key-down') at that time. In CW the regulation
has gone mad and the average power dropped. The PA was running at 320V
DC (230V AC rectified, H-bridge using 4x IRFP460). But a parallel pack
of 10x 6000 uF/350V solved the problem. For a short moment, like a
'dit' i got up to 1.8 A antenna current into my 300m vertical wire.
Good luck with the build up of your LF station and i'm looking forward
to your big signal.