3B7A Worked With 100 Watts and the UrbanBeam (Long Path)

I worked 3B7A with 100 watts and the UrbanBeam (up only 35-ish feet) at o321z on 40M SSB The Long Path to 3B7A I tried using the DX Engineering DV-40-P, but they were barely audible. On the UrbanBeam – which would have a very high angle at only 1/8 wl up – they were Q5 and for about an hour. This is not a…

KY6R Antenna “March Madness”

Two 60′ (18M) Spiderbeam verticals will go up next weekend – this weekend I will be laying down the last radials and installing the DX Engineering DV-80-P phasing boxes, feedlines and control cables. Since we are “Springing Forward” this weekend, I will most likely take down the 160M Inverted L later in the week after work – we will have a lot more light…

The Pedersen Ray and Chordal Ducting

The ARRL Extra Class License Book contains the best explanation of why my DX Engineering DV-40-P 40M phased vertical array out performs the low Cushcraft D40 rotatable dipole up only 40′ to ZS on the Short Path at night (the lower angle goes farther and its launched in the dark at my end). The “magic” that I experience during the morning greyline to ZS…