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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Edgy Skimmer Antenna


For the last few days I've been hanging out on 20 meter CW, 14.050 - 14.060 MHz, using my re-built W1VD/Barbados rig.   I've had some great contacts, but almost as  much fun is watching the Reverse Beacon Network to see who is hearing my calls.   WA7LNW is one of the "skimmers" that most consistently picks up my signal.  One look at the picture above explains this.  The receive antenna for his skimmer rig IS ON THE EDGE OF THIS CLIFF!   Jack has one of those dream jobs for a radio amateur:  he works at that amazing location, testing ejection seats for jet aircraft.  More great pictures here: 

http://www.dxwatch.com/qrz/lookup.php?c=rbn/WA7LNW

Thanks for the reports Jack!




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