zondag 16 februari 2014

ARRL International DX CW

I started late, because the grand children stay with us this weekend.
This afternoon we went to the park in stead of participating in the ARRL int. DX contest.

My inverted Vee is still temporaly fixed after a storm last year.
One wire lays on the roof.
But I can still make QSO's even with low power in many different contests.

I need more power than the usual 1 or 2 watts, that I use most the time.
So I use the maximum power, that is about 4 or 5 watts.
Even the stations that I receive with S8 are more difficult to QSO than last year.

After a few hours in the contests there are 15 QSO's in the log.
But it's still fun to participate in this fine contest.
There was only one station, that was puzzled by my exchange 599 003, when I use about 2.5 Watts. hi
Let see what tomorrow brings.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Good evening Bert, I was in the ARRL contest for about 2 hours today and also was using 5 watts. I made 40 contacts and was pleased with the loop. I want to try and make some contacts on Sunday using less that 5 watts.
    See how it goes.

    1. Hello Mike, I am glad to hear that the loop works for you. FB.
      Yes! The activity in the contest offers an excellent situation to test the new loop.
      I was able to make just more than 25 QSO's. I had fun with the full 5 W and the temporary fixed inverted vee. 73, Bert