Educating, Encouraging and Entertaining - Amateur Radio and BCARA
BCARA participated in NVIS day
Members of BCARA participated in NVIS day on Saturday, April 25.
W8KJ, W8QS, KG8FE, and WB8TCB established an NVIS antenna arrangement and using the club call - W8WRK, contected 5 counties: Franklin (Ohio EOC in Columbus), Lake, Licking, Shelby, and Delaware from a location near the Butler County EOC. Using 5 watts on 40 meters, during the day, validated that NVIS is a viable option for short range communications (up to about 300 miles). For example, Lake county is approximately 275 miles from Hamilton. The antenna was [check back for specifics]
W8MRL also established a NVIS antenna arrangement, but running 75 watts, from Pike county and successfully contacted the Ohio Emergency Operations Center in Columbus (Franklin county) and was heard clearly by the W8WRK station in Butler county. Rob's antenna was an end-fed,66' long with the feed point at 7 feet and sloping down to approximately 4 feet off the ground.
Congratulations to Eric, KG8FE in upgrading
from Amateur Advanced to Amateur Extra !
BCARA -official emergency communications partner with the
Butler County Health Department
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