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One of ours

Post by Albert H » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:41 pm

Real deal on Ebay! Item No. 302438762166

Remember - they're not enforcing medium wave (as long as you don't cause gross interference). Get on the air cheaply! 20 Watts carrier / 80 Watts peak will give you good daytime coverage if you have a reasonable aerial. If you go to the top end of the band, you can use a 20 ft scaffold pole with a capacity hat and a chicken mesh ground plane. If you have a high site, you could use a big sloper or an inverted-V. Remember - the closer your radiator is to ¼-wave, the better. Just take a look at designs for 160m amateur band aerials and scale them up a bit!
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Re: One of ours

Post by sinus trouble » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:16 pm

Nice Rig Albs! :)
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Re: One of ours

Post by nrgkits.nz » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:30 pm

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One of these will work very well
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Re: One of ours

Post by radium98 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:12 pm

AM-MW 510/1620 KHz.

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Re: One of ours

Post by Albert H » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:09 am

nrgkits.nz wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:30 pm
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One of these will work very well
They do! That's quite an erection!
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Re: One of ours

Post by Albert H » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:10 am

Apparently, OFCOM aren't really interested in medium wave. If you don't cause interference, you should be able to get away with it for a long time!
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Re: One of ours

Post by nrgkits.nz » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:14 am

There's another one nearby slightly shorter for the upper freqs. Both quite close to where I live, we used to hear the radio on the phone lines back in the days of copper before fibre was installed, additionally anything that wasn't earthed properly also picked up interference from these towers - audio line cables etc..

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Re: One of ours

Post by Albert H » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:05 am

Testing my AM rigs in the old days into the inverted-L aerial in my back garden used to cause the fluorescent tube in the kitchen to light up!

The Nordeney (Veronica's ship) used to have "parasitic" deck lights!
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Re: One of ours

Post by Premier-Carousel » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:14 am

Legend has it that the Nordeney served as a power source elsewhere -During a time when the Mi Amigo had no power they had parasitic deck lights too - floro tubes illuminated by their mast, from the Veronica tx. Transformer with somewhat of an air gap!

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