Follow up to the op..from back in February.
My friend out in Tennessee and I have hooked up many many times since and work both the 160 and 80 meter bands. Of current…the 160 meter band tends to have more static crashes that 80 meters and we planned for this.
The last time …Saturday…for which we worked 80 meters the static crashes and noise level got bad there and we ran a bit of power from our amplifiers. I stuck to about 200 watts..and he to about 400 watts. This got us above the noise level which was all we needed. We have more power but this was sufficient for our needs and we are also working in the lower end of the Phone spectrum in the Extra class portion of the frequency allocation on 80 meters. This gets us away from most of the traffic out there. We are not into bumping heads with other Hams.
It has been great being able to hook up so and not run up our phone bills. I was at first doubtful as to how well it would work but my friend was not.
Statistics: Posted by orangetom1999 — Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:34 am