was VERY excited on how the ground rod just sunk itself into the dirt! No sweat, no blisters, no hammering!
I'm dokin on 11m cuz I gat no ticket.
Had a 20mile local SSB shot where the guy told me to pull up a chair.
I'm in MA so 'way' up north is NH, VT, ME, Can.
I can get locals out ~5mi in that direction though. - Which is why I was wondering if i was just getting bounced over for long range propagation.
My angle of radiation is very low - Vertical dipole (specs above). And i'm little over 1/4 wave off the ground with the mount.
-wasn't expecting super performance - just wondering if i'm getting bounced over.
I WFH so, it's usually on....listening to trucker talk.
Gimme a 'how boutcha' daveyburt on 19 and we'll flip around from there if we contact.
It's too bad you're "down there". There's a ton of us on 38 LSB but most of the guys are inside the 495 belt. (I talk to them mobile a lot) About half of the guys have their ticket but switch between bands. DX has been rolling in and out on Sporadic E, nothing super strong like the openings we had last weekend though, but I've heard St. Croix and Jamaica a few times this week...