|Julie caught me getting ready for the contest|
forecast looks poor it shapes my attitude for the contest. When I finished with 10 meters it was off to 15 meters and it was slowing down some, all the openings were state side only. 20 meters was starting to heat up during the early afternoon so over I went. My evening exsploration of 40 meters was great. In the past with my other attic antennas 40 meters only provided contacts into the U.S. The Alpha Delta got me into and all over Europe for the first time. Unfortunately by the time I headed into the radio room to attack 40 meters it was late and I was very tired. So my run on 40 meters only lasted a short time.
How did I do this yearTotal contacts 48
E.U contacts 16 (10 of which were IARU member stations)
N.A. 32 (2 of which were IARU member stations)
So how did the new Alpha Delta DX-EE preform......it was great !!! I have to enter a few more contests so I can give it a fair evaluation. I did have some troubles with the SWR as was mentioned in my last post. I thought I had fixed the problem but after a short time in the contest my SWR climbed back up again.....that's for another post.
Some shots of the afternoon visit to the festival
|Some local talent|
|Checking out the venues|