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Offline Lumpy512

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75' tower!
« on: November 18, 2020, 0016 UTC »
 :) Hello everybody!
 
Its been several weeks since my last post, so I thought I would share what I've been UP to...hehe. I got my 75' tower up, and my new Colossal antenna! Its guyed the times at 30' and 3 times at 60'. Its loud & proud up there! Great friends and nice weather made it possible..and now I'm all set to talk ALL OVER THE WORLD!  :D

Hope to hear you out there!
73's
Lumpy 512WNY

« Last Edit: November 18, 2020, 0024 UTC by Lumpy512 »

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Re: 75' tower!
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 1945 UTC »
Oh yeah??? Here's a real test. Can you talk down to the PA border regularly? On Alma and North Hills in Allegany Co., a decent mobile station could easily hear the dudes up in Buffalo / Niagara Falls. Then again, most of them were running stupid power, so they didn't hear me at the time.
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Re: 75' tower!
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 0107 UTC »
I can talk to Mt.Morris, Naples..and Perry fairly well. Worked Salamanca today! That's a good trip from here..

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Re: 75' tower!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 1102 UTC »
Very impressive! Any photos you can post?
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Re: 75' tower!
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2021, 1741 UTC »
Oh yeah??? Here's a real test. Can you talk down to the PA border regularly? On Alma and North Hills in Allegany Co., a decent mobile station could easily hear the dudes up in Buffalo / Niagara Falls. Then again, most of them were running stupid power, so they didn't hear me at the time.
Range is dependent upon band conditions.

LOS - is about 65 miles, anything past that and you either have to have a damn good station or the band conditions are just right..

Even with a 25 watt AM radio and a Solorcon A99 on a 40' tower, the best I can do to a mobile is about 20 miles from where I live.

If people would use SSB they would get better performance, but most people are too cheap to buy a good SSB radio and they are more worried about how loud their audio is then how clean their signal is..

How many times have you heard people operate where their signal is 3 channels wide?  That is an inefficient use of power..  it takes a 4X multiplication of power to talk twice as far..  So on a day where you can't hear a legal 5 watt mobile more then 10 miles, you would need 1000 watts just to talk 100 miles.