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Antenna

Rambling post (written while listening to old Country music in a cold basement in Nashville)

Been neglect­ing my weblog for too long! Some minor recon­fig­u­ra­tion occur­ring along with some addi­tion­al met­rics around con­test­ing planned here. To catch up, I have been quite enjoy­ing my IC-7600, learn­ing more and appre­ci­at­ing it with each oper­at­ing ses­sion. I am not quite set­up for SO2R, but I have added some I.C.E 419B band­pass fil­ters along with the YCCC

G5RV vs. Ground Plane on 80M: G5RV by 5dB!

Excit­ed by the pos­si­bil­i­ty of adding to my DX worked totals on 80M dur­ing the ARRL DX CW con­test a few week-ends ago, I hur­ried­ly installed a new 80M ground plane (GP) anten­na. Like the year before, I intend­ed a sin­­gle-band effort and the new GP was going to be my secret weapon.