A different sort of QSB

While working this last weekend’s JS8Call QSOs I noticed some heavy QSB (fade) on signals on the waterfall.

Turns out they were XYL induced!

The XYL grew up in England where a “clothes drying tree” was the norm, and had decided to impress our DX-Engineering Hexbeam into double duty drying bedding.

I’m uncertain if the sheets and pillowcases had much effect, even less so once dry, but in typical fashion she rotated the hexbeam as they were put up!

Then the bedding acted as sails moving the usually placid hexbeam into a sort of wide led dance through the compass points.

A new form of QSB in my operations for sure!


Steve K9ZW

One thought on “A different sort of QSB

  1. n9io says:

    Looks similar to my mom’s clothes line when I was a kid. She was of the same mindset as you’re xyl Steve.
    Reasonable assumption for double duty use.
    That’s a new one for me.
    Thanks for the post, too funny.
    Clay N9IO

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