14 August 2014

70 MHz progress - August 2014

Thanks to some amazing Es openings last July 2014, my 5W and Moxon beam allowed me to reach 7 DXCC (I, G, GM, ES, 9A, OH, YO) and 8 different squares.

Few more countries should be possible, even though I probably need to move the antenna to the balcony facing South to work EA and CT. Or build/use a second antenna and run a coax through the whole apartment.

Now that the Es peak is gone I can concentrate in working neighbouring squares, like JN34 and JN45. The only station I heard from JN45 is a big gun and we will arrange a JT65 QSO, possibly with the help of aircraft scatter, because 2x SSB was not successful.