Thursday, June 9, 2011
Back home in Canada.........
May 26 From Loch Long in Scotland
OH7QR RST 579 CW 14.058 @ 16:50 UTC with 2 watts.
LA50 RST 569 CW 7.0008 @ 22:05 UTC with 2 watts.
May 28 From Yarm in England (This was during the CQ WPX CW contest)
All contact are between 19:40- 20:28 UTC
S50R 9A1A 9A6XX DL2AA DR9A OL9Z SK3W DL8QS SP9LJD IT9T
There were more calls but these were the ones I was able to confirm others may had been copied wrong or I was not 100% sure it was a complete contact. In all there were 16 contacts but the above are the confirmed ones.
This was the extent of my operations I did get on now and then but was unable to make any contacts or due to local QRN from what ever I was not able to copy anyone or anything. The antenna I used was the Miracle Whip antenna. I did make up some retractable long wire antennas but did not have the room to use them. The KX1 was powered from the internal batteries giving me about 2 watts. The Mini Palm paddle worked just great with the rig.I found it to be very smooth and made me sound like a seasoned CW op. In the coming days I will post some pictures of our trip. Now I want to concentrate on getting my new Alpha Delta DX-EE antenna in the attic and comparing it to the mobile whip antennas up there now. I plan to do the setup on Friday and hope to finish so I can get on the air on Saturday. More blogging about that in the very near future.