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1st OK TOP Band activation


Today I activated OK/ST-100 on 160m and 80m.
I was surprised how well the setup performed. I managed to
work 13 contacts on 160m and 15 on 80m. The setup was
Elecraft KX3 and 52m LW shaped as inverted L with one 10m
radial. The WX was terrible, it was raining all the time, I wanted
to be QRV for longer time, but went QRT after an hour. My future
activations will be “all-band” trying to work from 160 to 10m.
Please check the alerts, SKEDS are welcome.

73’s Dan / OK1DIG


In reply to OK1DIG:
Indeed Daniel, your sig was vy surprisingly loud nr Hannover .
Hw long was ur vertical part of ur inv.L Antenna ?

See u soon on Topband !

Wolfgang, DK1HW


In reply to DK1HW:
Hi Wolfgang,
thanks for the QSO on 160m and later also on 80m.
The verical part of inv. V was only about 6 - 7m,
supported by a tree. The lowest part of the horizontal
part was only about 2m above the ground. I managed to
work to OH and UR,so it wasn’t so bad from my point of view.
I regret,that I had to go QRT due to the bad WX. Next time
I hope to stay longer and wait till the propagation allows
some contacts to the west. Check the alerts, I will announce
my next topband activation in advance.

73’s and HNY

Dan / OK1DIG