Success this evening on 40m SSB from VK1 Mt Ainslie VK1/AC-040 to Europe and the UK. My only problem was S9 noise around the east coast of Australia. John ZK1BYZ also reported strong noise at his QTH in ZL.
If not for the strong QRN I would have worked more EU stations. My two EU contacts on 7.090 MHz SSB were Jorge EA2LU @ 07:07 UTC and Mike 2E0YYY @ 07:13 UTC. I could tell there were other stations calling me, sorry I couldn’t make out the callsigns.
My rig is a FT857D @ 40 watts into an Inverted V 40m 1/2 wave dipole (resonant antenna) at 8 metres above ground level.
Wade VK1MIC joined me for a dual activation, working VK5 stations. A big thanks to Andrew VK1DA/P for a local S2S between Mt Ainslie and Mt MacDonald.
This 40m SSB experiment sets the scene for 6 April 2019.
73 Andrew VK1AD