[time-nuts] Cutler NAA on 24.0kHz....

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Sat Aug 16 11:33:42 EDT 2014


Hi

I would be *very* surprised if the NAA antenna was 50% efficient (transmitter RF to radiated power)…..

Given that it’s already up and running with good signal levels, that’s not a big deal.

Bob

On Aug 16, 2014, at 10:24 AM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ken
> At least last night NAA was running just fine using a fluke 207 and 4 ft of
> wire.
> The antenna is behind a metal rack that shields it in NAAs direction. I did
> that test out of curiosity.
> 
> Granted its 2 MW but then again the antenna is at best 50% efficient.
> Who knows maybe they have sections of the antenna down for maintenance.
> Regards
> Paul
> 
> 
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:22 PM, Kenneth G. Gordon <
> kgordon2006 at frontier.com> wrote:
> 
>> On 15 Aug 2014 at 20:57, paul swed wrote:
>> 
>>> Did check NAA and its banging into Boston.
>> 
>> 2 Megawatts to that antenna should show VOLTS at your place.
>> 
>> We used that station for many years for VLF propagation research in
>> Missoula, Montana. It banged in 24/7/365. Still does, except when its down
>> for maintenance.
>> 
>> So did Jim Creek (of course) and NWC in Australia, and a station whose call
>> I have forgotten in the Canal Zone.
>> 
>> Back in 1973.
>> 
>> Ken W7EKB
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