ATX-1080 on 80m

During my indoor tests of the ATX-1080 tonight I tried to switch to 80 meters.

On 80 meters the ATX can be tuned down to “1 bar” using the radial I cut for 40 meter use. Optimal length of the telscopic section seems to be 117 cm, at least indoors. This corresponds to all but the top element deployed.

I could hear OKØEU (beacon) on 3594 kHz. It was sending with 1W to a magnetic loop and I could hear it with 579 most of the time but QSB down to S1. No QSOs though…

Author: Alexandru Csete

Embedded software engineer in the satcom industry during the day. Radio amateur and SDR hacker during the night.