KH1/KH7Z: Summer Top Band Fun

This will no doubt be my Big Ham Radio Story as far as on air fun goes for the Summer of 2018. Heck – it forced me to get back on 160M (after I swore I was done with it). This MA160V and its “follow on” project to feed it from the 80M switch box at the base of my 80M antenna (60′ Spiderbeam…

KH1/KH7Z Top and Bottom Band Watch

On the left is my 60′ 80M vertical and on the right – an MA160V I was going to slap this Top Band TX antenna up just for a quick new one on 160M with Baker Island, but then decided to maybe keep it up for the very occasional chance I will get to work new one on Top Band. Besides Baker, only Ducie…

When Bottom of the Sunspot Cycle Isn’t a Bad Thing

Baker and Ducie are going to be activated during the bottom of this cycle . . . and its not bad if: You live fairly close to those entities You have low band capabilities Baker and Ducie are “chip shots” for VK/ZL, OC, South and Central America and the US West Coast. Other parts of the world won’t fare so well, and that even…