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Ed H

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HiFer Operator Info - Discuss!
« on: March 14, 2017, 2258 UTC »
I thought it might be a good idea to have a thread for details of 22 m HiFer operators to share details, operating modes and schedules, and also their monitoring habits.

So to start of off, I run beacon PVC on 13,558.4 kHz from Northern California. Transmitter is a converted and attenuated QRP transmitter kit operated by a memory keyer sending at 5 WPM. The antenna is a sloping dipole with the centre about 20 ft above the house roof with the "legs" sloping downward, oriented approximately NorthWest-SouthEast.

For monitoring, I have a separate dipole at a quieter location in the garden. The beacon is de-activated whilst listening.




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Re: HiFer Operator Info - Discuss!
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 1324 UTC »
I generally listen on a old first generation Icom 756 and a 90 ft. inverted L antenna with home brew transmatch.
My beacon sits about 2 ft from the base of a 1/4 wave vertical with about 36 radials.  The beacon is solar powered with
a small charge controller.  Beacon id is AA0RQ. 

While out hiking around I often carry a portable KA1103 and have heard many of the CW beacons with the portable and its little whip antenna.