- April 14, 2017 at 10:43 am #16740
I am in Westford MA, FN42GN, and on a few occasions tried to tune into the Sunday night 10M net. I am clearly at the far edge of the groundwave, but on occasion I have heard a very faint signal on the SDR (~~140ft long wire antenna), nothing on my regular station (N-S oriented end-fed that tunes up well on 10M and other bands). Was wondering what type of antenna net control and others are using for this net (NVIS? or a regular dipole/vertical).
Reason I thought of this, and for this post is that I am thinking of building an NVIS, to experiment and learn, but it would be a bonus if that would enable me to join the 10M net.
BTW: Had no problem joining the 2M/70cm net last Sunday via the Hollis repeater from here. Just a lowly dual band J-pole antenna (the Ed Fong pvc special) hoisted up on a 20ft mast on my back deck.
73 de kc1ccr
bammiApril 14, 2017 at 10:58 am #16742
hello bammi from matt n/c of the 10 meter chat net i currently have 3 antennas that i may use a g5rv and a rotable 10 meter moxon and a vertical as well so i should be able to hear you as some stations that check in are using OSF or possible verticals . i mostly use the vertical or moxon on the net it helps so feel free to e mail me ([email protected]) should you like to try a contact with me some evening hope to hear you on sometime. 73’s matt n1zgn
Matt Sapienza, N1ZGNApril 14, 2017 at 11:06 am #16744
I will take up your kind offer and sched a test. Doing some reading around building NVIS – its spring time finally, and time to build an antenna!
73 de kc1ccr
bammiApril 14, 2017 at 11:12 am #16746
no problem bammi I’m home 24/7 if its easier? feel free to call me @ 603-948-8950 anytime . matt
Matt Sapienza, N1ZGNApril 15, 2017 at 7:47 am #16772
The testing with Matt should find a solution for you. I live in Merrimack and usually use a G5RV for the net. It runs broadside East-West and I operate with 50 watts or less. I would guess most of us are running horizontal polarization; but a few like Matt and Russell have success with verticals.
Catch you on the air sometime.
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