Last weekend I just had my first SOTA activation.
You can read more about it at: YO8SEP - Ham Radio, YOFF, SOTA ...: 2014.08.02 SOTA YO/EC-017 and YOFF-170 Activation
So far my SOTA backpack has:
- Elecraft KX3 without ATU
- 8400mAh LiFeO4 batttery
- 7m fish-pole fiberglass antenna
- Vertical antenna 1/4 lambda for 14MHz
- Vertical Delta Loop for 14Mhz
I want to get an antenna for the 40m to use it for contacts under 1000km.
I also want to make some antennas for 17/15/10m.
Because I don’t have an ATU, nor an antenna analyzer, I’m not sure what will be my best option for the 40m band.
2nd question is about paper log → electronic format.
So far I used “Fast Log Entry” by DF3CB and I like it because it is very simple/fast/easy to use. But you can’t enter the exact frequency or other options. Also sometime I do typing mistakes and a Logging software that can check the callsigns will be nice. What are other SOTA activators using to transfer paper logs to ADIF / CSV format?
Any other advice is really appreciated,