AMATEUR RADIO STATION
one mile back from the cliff top SE of Lands End, this is the view to the
SW and long path to ZL / VK. It's a superb radio site all round, with the
horizon only obstructed by a few degrees to N/NE.
mast is 40 ft HD Versatower and carries antennas for all 9 HF bands. 160m
is a 38ft top loaded Tee hung off the side of the mast. Mast is shunt
fed for 80m. 40m & 30m are sloping 1/4wave wires from near the top
of mast to head height with 2 radials on each. Since August 2011 20m >
10m bands are covered by a Tennadyne T6.
Rain static noise has plagued me all my working life as well as on the Ham bands. I've long held the view that rain static on a receiving aerial can be alleviated by using PVC covered wire - with the proviso that there are no metal structures within the immediate vicinity - its no good hanging pvc covered wire off a steel mast for instance.
good example during heavy rain without lightning - 80m 27Aug20 - noise
is s9+ on 80m shunt fed mast and non existant on K9AY rx antenna 150m
obtained the call sign G3XRJ in 1965 while studying to be a Radio
Officer in the Merchant Navy. Joined Marconi Marine in 1966 and sailed
on Shell Tankers
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