3 Dec 2011

Amazing evening on 160m ...without an antenna

160m WSPR reports - using 5W to 20m spaced earth electrodes

What an amazing evening: tonight I let my 5W WSPR beacon run with my VLF earth electrodes (20m separation with a low wire feed) as the "antenna" i.e. no conventional antenna in the air at all. Just look at these results! 6 countries and best DX 896km to the Shetland Is. If the earth electrodes are acting as a "loop in the ground" then the Shetlands are in the wrong direction i.e. in the null of the loop.

Sunday I intend to try 137kHz with the earth electrodes as I now have some 6dB more power than the last time this was attempted.

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