All antennas are installed, high local QRM

Second antenna is up and in use. Unfortunately 160m is only usable at 100 W level because of arcing at higher power. Loading coil at the bottom of 18m tall antenna on 160m is not the best technical solution in high humidity environment. Therefore 160m with high power will only be available in November when we plan to put up another 160m antenna with capacitive hat.
Another problem is pretty high local noise level. It went up by almost 20db since 2008. It looks like all the new buildings recently constructed on the island are responsible for that. We will try to track source of noise in November but very little can be done to completely eliminate the problem.

Antennas (click on the picture to enlarge)

 

2 Responses to All antennas are installed, high local QRM

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>