160 Meter Sound Bites
Recordings made at K7TJR station while chasing DX
Over the last few winter DX seasons on 160 meters I have built and used numerous rather large receiving arrays. (03/31/2009 today)
The following files are a few of the DX stations copied with what I call "The Big Iron". Most files are made in stereo with an 8 element High impedance receiving array in the left channel and a 1000 foot Beverage antenna for the right channel.
The end of this season occurred today when the farmer called and said he needed to spray the fields where the antennas. Tomorrow they will be gone for the season. In the last few days I heard quite a few comments about the signal from VK9LA.
The following file is a beautiful demonstration to the worth of a really good receiving antenna on 160 meters. When listening to this file, you will hear me switch from my best 8 element array to my 90 foot top loaded transmitting vertical antenna. You cant miss the switch and subsequent more switches back and forth.
The following are actual files made during or right after DX contacts with the exception of HS0ZEE and XU7ACY which I am still chasing!
AH2L BU2AQ CT1FJK DF2PY DJ0MDR F5IN
FO/OH1RX FW8DX GM3YTS HA3MY HS0ZEE IV3PRK
J3/DL5AXX JD1BMH JW5NM JW8AW KH2L LA5HE
LA6YEA OA4/N6XQ OH2BO OJ0B OM2XW OM3PC
PA0CLN RA4LW RW0CN S59A SM0MDG SM5EDX
SM7BIC SP3BQ T27A UA0SC UA9YAB V63KZ
VK9GMW VK9LA VP6DX VY1JA XU7ACY ZL2SQ
And the infamous ZL digi signal.