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Antennae for the Low Bands..80 and 160m

 http://www.iol.ie/~bravo/low_band_antennae.htm#My K9AY RX Antenna Antennae for the Low Bands..80 and 160m If you listen to the DX activity on the Low bands, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’re wasting your time unless you have a 4 Square Array, 20 acres of Beverage antennae, a huge Amplifier, and a neck …

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DX-Operating on the Low Bands V

DX-Operating on the Low Bands V ON4UN, John Devoldere 17.  THE  SURVEY During the early months of 2003 a new survey questionnaire was sent out by e-mail to nearly 500 active Low- Banders. Other volunteers were able to download the questionnaire from Nick’s (VK1AA) website, which lists 160-meter DXCC standings. I would like to thank …

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DX-Operating on the Low Bands IV

DX-Operating on the Low Bands IV ON4UN, John Devoldere 13.  GETTING THE  LATEST INFORMATION, AND  FAST In the old days we had dozens of DX bulletins, all over the world, to inform us. Then came packet radio, and along with it the DX Clusters. Information was much “fresher,” and within a day or so …

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DX-Operating on the Low Bands III

DX-Operating on the Low Bands III ON4UN, John Devoldere 8.  THE  DXPEDITION—BEING RARE  DX You don’t have to be on a DXpedition to be a rare one. There are  still  dozens of  countries where the  number of licensed radio amateurs can be counted on one hand. Operat­ ing as a resident or temporary resident …

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DX-Operating on the Low Bands II

DX-Operating on the Low Bands II ON4UN, John Devoldere 4.  THE  FREQUENCIES The frequencies used for DXing on the low bands are not the same in all countries. Therefore it is important that you know where to look for the DX. There are four levels we should look at: 1. What are the allocations …

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DX-Operating on the Low Bands I

DX-Operating on the Low Bands I ON4UN, John Devoldere Tree, N6TR, considers 160-meter DXing as a disease. But the symptoms he described apply to the other low bands as well: • Desire to  be  on  the  radio  at  sunrise. • Desire to be on the radio at sunset. • Desire to be …

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