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San Antonio,Tx to
Midland 757 into
getting the signal out with a Sirio Boomerang antenna mounted on a painter's pole. 12 feet high to the feed point.
That and mother nature helping out a lot.
Late 90s in high school, the night before Thanksgiving up till 5am jabbering. I worked southern Australia and Hawaii on 27.225 AM with a Ranger 2970 driving an Ameritron AL-811h.. with RCA's in it! And I wasn't on the 3 element beam. I was on the Maco 5/8 wave. About 80 feet in the air. Was rag chewing with locals and they could hear me. Neatest part was I could turn the Ameritron off and the Hawaii station still copied. On AM.
Yup. My folks sucked in their own way but I got to do anything I wanted when it came to radio.
That was a legit setup for a Freshman in high school. Worked my ass off for it all too
While not as impressive as some of these stories once I was running a yard sale in my front yard and had a stock Cobra 29 with a Firestik IBA-5 indoor antenna throw ed out on the lawn on top or a piece of sheet metal and talked 2 states away with no Amp. About 700-900 miles away and no skip conditions. My Grand-Daughter was as surprised as me. It helped feed my CB sickness ! LOL
10M BAND.....>28400 SSB .... Always give your full callsign. Listening is the key so be sure we call you before replying. 3Y0J will always listen up (using split) so it will be useless to call us on our transmission frequency.
3Y0J: Update January 29, 2023: Ken estimates Marama should arrive at Bouvet on Monday evening just before sunset. He says he anticipates a good weather window for at least two days then. The team will attempt to move the equipment and supplies onto the island using the zodiac then. They have two zodiacs. They are hoping to accomplish it in those two days.
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