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Old 28th June 2019, 00:19
majoco majoco is offline  
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Radio Officer
Active: 1964 - 1969
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 44
Another greetings from NZ! Agreed with all said above - anything above the 19m band is very quiet - even the NZ stations that used to boom in during the daytime are down in the the noise - Auckland aero on 8867kHz from me in Palmerston North for instance, although Nadi on the same frequency is often good. After dark it's not so bad and the lower frequency bands are still better - some good catches on the 49m band. Have you tried a new valve in the RF stage of the Atalanta (EF86?) - I've had a couple of those go out when I was in the Merch in the 60's. I can send you a scan of the spectrum from 2 to 30MHz at a random selection of times if you'd like. My test to see if everything is working is to see if I can get the beacon from Port MacQuarie PMQ on 395kHz and Merrimbula ME underneath him on the same frequency.

JRC NRD515, Skanti R5000, Winradio G33DDC and a few others through a proper multicoupler from an "Off-centre fed delta sloping loop".
Cheers - Martin

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