27 Jun 2013

Continuing radiated tests on VLF from Holland

Henny PA3CPM continues to fire up his VLF system on  8.270kHz from time to time. Henny has a very small antenna, just a top loaded 14m long sloper but he manages to get 0.6A antenna current and his signal is now regularly copied several hundred kilometres away by people with suitable antennas, preamps and software. Unlike my own VLF earth-mode transmissions, Henny's signals propagate by radiation. He is a shining example of what can be done with a modest set-up on the so-called "Dreamer's Band".  It is no mean feat to radiate a decent signal on VLF with such a small antenna. I have asked Henny for photos of his VLF TX, antenna and loading coil.

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