Sunday, April 10, 2011

Good value in JT-65

As I had mentioned before JT-65 is a good digital mode for noisy locations or antenna restricted areas. The low power requirements combined with a high level of redundancy in the data stream mean that contacts are possible under what would normally be impossible conditions.
Here is a map showing stations my old TS-140S has picked up in a 24 hour period using a 40M magnetic loop stuck in my garage. Atmospheric conditions are not particularly good at this time so these results are typical and should be achievable by just about anyone with a HF rig and some wire in the air.
If I get a moment to re-tune the antenna I might even make a contact or two!

JT-65 Stations heard in a 24 hour period using a small magnetic loop antenna.


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