Summer HF Propagation (Sunspots Yeah!)

Oh, and a decent British Summer…

An interesting one for me this week as this is a very broad subject to cover. Rather than just post your typical beach scene, I have decided to post something just a little bit niche. Taken with my old Blackberry smartphone.

To some this may just look like some sort of aerial or antenna, nothing special there. But to those in the know its something just more than that.

This is a photo of a A3S HF Tri-Bander on a 60 foot mast.  The antenna is 14 Foot (4.27 m) in length and 27.75 Foot (8.45 m) at its widest point. Not the kind of thing you would put on your chimney!

It allows me to communicate with other radio operators all over the world utilising the atmosphere which in turn is charged by the sun, hence my sun and summer related post. Enjoy!

Cushcraft A3S HF Beam at  60 feet. Located at G8FC - Royal Air Force Cosford UK
Cushcraft A3S HF Beam at 60 feet. Located at G8FC – Royal Air Force Cosford UK

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