[time-nuts] Cutler NAA on 24.0kHz....
kb8tq at n1k.org
Sat Aug 16 11:33:42 EDT 2014
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.
On Aug 16, 2014, at 10:24 AM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
> At least last night NAA was running just fine using a fluke 207 and 4 ft of
> 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.
> 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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