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AND7 – Monday Oct.17

The “Chicago” antenna was our next project, a beverage extending to 800 meters at 300 degrees. We didn’t expect much from its first night in use, however, it is nice when you are pleasantly surprised. Daytime signals from the US east coast were heard just before 20h UTC and one hour later there were several daytimers on most NA channels. Certainly one of the best, if not the best, evening opening to North America in AND history. And the strong signals from NA continued throughout the night and into Tuesday morning. We could pack our bags now and go back home with enough listening material for at least a year.  Needless to say we are very happy with the performance of our antennas and all other equipment used. This year the receivers include several Persei and one NetSDR. A lot of effort has gone into improving the power supply situation. All laptops and receivers use very quiet, linear regulated power supplies resulting in a remarkable decrease in noise compared to our previous efforts.

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