So yesterday I decided to do a 3 part test on the new ATU with an unmodified Talking House V5. The first test was using the supplied wire antenna on 1610 kHz. using a Sony portable that I mentioned elsewhere, the range was about 1/10th of a mile before the signal disappeared into the noise.
Next I used a mounting similar to the chain link fence…[Read more]
On a whim I purchased at Sony ICF-P26 for $17.88 at Walmart. Although it’s analog, it has amazing sensitivity as well as selectivity on both AM and FM considering the price and size, but it is a Sony. Frequency range on FM is 88 – 108 and on AM it’s 530 to 1710 kHz. BTW, unlike other inexpensive analog radios, the dial is VERY…[Read more]
I bought a 100 watt solar array from Harbor Freight for 149 bucks. Comes with a controller and all interconnects. 100 watts is overkill for a Part 15 transmitter but it can certainly be done for a few bucks. This setup kept my 12 volt battery topped off for all of Field Day using a 100 watt PEP transceiver.
Ok Rich, the model with the ATU is irrelevant. Let’s assume the ATU is fed vertically with 25 feet of coax. Only a twit would place the transmitter at the base exposing it to weather. Your modeling does not show a fence mounted (3 feet) ATU with much of the coax horizontal or laying on the ground. As I said, you have no idea how I or anyone e…[Read more]
First of all you have no idea how I am going to install this. We all understand the rules and the manual is very clear on this. Are you going to sleep nights knowing that the extender will be mounted on a fence post about 4 feet above ground. Please stop these unsolicited comments to the same crowd you’ve been preaching to for the last several…[Read more]
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