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Last week I bought a 6 meter ham stick from DX and tonight at 7pm, put it on a 48”square piece of aluminum stock and stuck it in the flag holder on the front of my garage. Facing north. I tried it with no counter poise and with a 52” piece of 14g copper as a counter poise.
I put my Kenwood 590 on 50.200USB and listened. Vaguely heard A few words, two operators (one female like I heard a month ago).
I tried transmitting blind (probably stepping on people cause I couldn’t hear anyone) first at 10watts then 25 then last at 50w.
I could not hear any annoyed operator coming back so I have to believe my experiment was a total bust.
Antenna base was at about 10 feet in Burnt Store Marina.
On Jun 4, 2020, at 7:00 PM, main@CARS-FL.groups.io Calendar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: