Bob Sutton - ZL1RS

Bay of Islands, New Zealand




Since early Jan 2015 experiementing with some wire antennas on 20m and using WSPR as a rough evaluation guide.

08 Jan 2015 ... FT-817ND into a stacked collinear array of extended double Zepps (top element at 60 feet AGL) beaming SE and NW. The SE direction (South America and long path to Europe) looks down a valley so the effective height in that direction is very high.

15 Jan 2015 ... antenna realigned to beam SW and NE. The SW direction is towards VK7 and the southern Indian Ocean, and the NE direction is towards North America.

28 Jan 2015 ... 2nd antenna erected and connected to a 2nd receiver. The antenna is a Sloping Vee Beam with 55m long legs facing SE (South America and long path to Europe) ... but unterminated so also radiating NW (Asia and short path to Europe). The WSPR station connected to this antenna is identified on the system as "ZL1RS2".



Six Meter Band Beacons and 'Indicators':

All the significant VK and ZL low band TV transmitters (6m propagation indicators) closed down during 2012/13.
The following 6m Beacons are currently operational from ZL

ZL1SIX ... 50.0110, 25W ERP from RF64VT (upgrade to 800W ERP pending).

ZL1VHF ... 50.0433, 20W ERP from RF73MB, attended beacon while a permanent site is being arranged

ZL2WHO/b ... 50.0240, 800W ERP from RF70OM

ZL3SIX ... 50.0399, 100W ERP from RE66EJ

ZL3MHB ... 50.055, 20W ERP from RE57MI



ZL4AAA's "Six on Six" - a 6 meter band primer:

Written by Bob Cooper ZL4AAA (ex K6EDX, VP5D) in 1991 and contains prophetic reading pertinent to Solar Cycle 24!
(Reproduced with the kind permission of the author) ... Download the 2.6MB PDF file


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