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 for a few degrees to the 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. 20m > 10m bands are
covered by a Tennadyne T6 which has survived in this exposed location
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
Countries Visited 46 and Countries contacted from home station :-