25 Sep 2010

VLF DX transmission with earth electrode transmission (49.6km)

DK7FC's 8.97kHz DFCW transmission received at 49.6km
Stefan DK7FC has informed me that he has successfully transmitted the message "CU" in DFCW on 8.97kHz to Michael Oexner at a distance of 49.6km. His TX puts out 250W into a 600m spaced earth electrode pair with a current into the antenna of about 0.5A. This is definitely far field reception. Stefan's earth electrode antenna is capable of further improvement, so he is expecting more successes shortly with it.

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