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Variable HF conditions produce surprises


#21

The topic still is apt, as this week I achieved a long term goal of an s2s into North America, with a contact from VK3/VC-007 to K7ATN/p at W7O/NC-084.

And it was on 17m, at about 2130 UTC.

After that contact I was called by another two chasers from NA which was a rare treat. Thanks to K0RS and NW7E for making the activation so memorable.

My rig was the usual IC703 (10w) and my antenna was a ZS6BKW doublet fed with 300 ohm tv ribbon into the 703’s ATU.


#22

Well done Andrew on getting the US Stations in the log, and S2S. Excellent.

Using VI6PAX at the weekend I managed to work 5 European Chasers, 3 ZL and a JA, plus a host of VK stations One ZL station was SSB the rest of the DX were all CW. I was using FT-857 about 30-45 watts and a linked dipole. The DX was worked on 20 metres and LP Europe. I think conditions were actually pretty poor but still if you hang in there, there are some nice contacts to be had.

73

John VK6NU