Quick report from yesterday, was using the KX2 and 10 watts but down to 5 watts with my S2S with HB9DQM/p .
The antenna was a vertical I found details off on the reflector, it was designed by a HB9 sorry can’t remember where I found it. I made up a quick version just for fun but not very light weight for sure. It really works well and will be a keeper for future activations. design is 6m vertical section with 7.1 sloper total 13.1 meters. with 5 x 4 meter radials. feed point about one meter above the ground.
Used the KX2 and tried out my Czech Military straight key.
Made 33 qso’s with several S2S with VK’s worked on different bands and modes. Thanks for all the CW contacts, I really need to improve but hopefully will improve with more qso’s. My log is below with highlight of the day was a Summit to Summit with Manuel HB9DQM/P on HB/ZH-014 for an over 26,000 kms LP qso. the KX2 was down at 5 watts for this contact. Also worked HB9CEX, DJ5AV and EA2LU on 20 LP.
HB9DQM info from Voacap Online
Here is my log, a great day out in bush. thanks to everyone for the contacts.
Look forward to better conditions soon.
73 John VK6NU