I've had a number of comments in the 2m UKAC with why can't you hear me? Your station is crap.
Well there's a couple of reasons.
- The noise floor at this location is around -125dBm all year round and in fact in winter is can be even higher.
- The tropology of the location.
Well number is primary worse than it was due to stacking the antennas and I still need to get someone up on the mast to understack the array for me.
Number two however is obviously nothing I can change short of moving house and I'm not doing that.
My QTH is around 40m above sea level and to boot I live on the side of a hill, consequently in certain directions I have a great take off and in others I might as well unplug the antenna and use a wet piece of string.
Anyway to show the issue I've taken some tropology profiles which hopefully should show why if you live towards the East of my location I have such trouble in hearing you. 😀