[Fwd: ]LF Receiving Antenna

Andre' Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Fri, 30 Oct 1998 08:52:34 -0500

Rik Strobbe wrote:

> While the LF antenna is still down I checked the band last night using just
> a 7 meter long horizontal wire at about 4 meter above ground. No additional
> matching was used, just the wire direct to the RX input of my TS440.
> The 138kHz DCF signal was about 45dB down compared to my LF antenna and,
> quite to my surprise I heard G3LDO CQ-ing on 137.5kHz. Peters signal was
> very weak, but since the QRM/QRN level was also extremely low on the short
> wire the signal was completely Q5 !
> Distance to G3LDO is about 360km.
> So you don't realy need any special equipement to set your first
> (receiving) steps on LF, maybe this mail will encourage some people to give
> it a try.
> 73, Rik
> Rik Strobbe  ON7YD
> rik.strobbe@fys.kuleuven.ac.be
> Villadreef 14  B-3128 Baal  BELGIUM   (JO20IX)