Today was a very pleasant day in the “office”, sunny and a balmy 7c on arrival at the summit, although windy. The main point of the exercise was to test the 80m legs which I had cut and fitted to my linked dipole, making it resonant on 4 bands, 80/60/40/30. The new legs were bang on tune on 3.557/3.666 with almost perfect VSWR on both frequencies.
The new antenna worked a treat with good reports all around on 80m including a S2S contact with Robert GW0PEB/P on GW/NW-047. Thanks Robert.
Last time I was on Hope Mountain I was pleased to work a W2 station on 30m-cw, today I was equally thrilled when I made contact with S51ZG on 80m-ssb.
Total QSOs = 48
80m-ssb = 15
60m-ssb = 3
40m-cw = 19
S2S = 1
DXCCs = 15
FT-857D @ 40w, 2 X 7ah SLABs, 4 band linked dipole for 80/40/60/30m inverted V, 5 metres up at the centre.
Thanks to all who called in and to Robert for the S2S contact and to all for the spots.