results

My goal was to make as many qso's as possible. Mainly in SSB on 80/40 and WARC but other bands (including 6 meters) should not be forgotten. From my previous ''dx-pedition'' to SV9 in 2001 I knew that when 6 meters was open I could work stations on my multiband dipole as well so no separate 6 meters antenna was in my luggage. And as my laptop has no sound card, no digital mode was available. Our party was 3 persons and I (being the only ham) had to give in ofcourse and behave social for a few days. I planned to use a sloper antenna for all bands, which I also could convert to a vertical for 40 meters. The results which I got from testing this antenna in the MMANA antenna design program (tnx Mako San!) were very good. But as this little story is written before my take off, I do not know if things went as I planned. So I will take some wire and RG58 as well to make some dipoles just in case of.


tree climber

The guy on the left helped me putting my G5RV antenna in the tree on the right. he is just putting on his shoes. Yes they climb barefoot....

antenna tree

Antenna was at about 10 meters high and like an inverted V dipole.

But things went a little different as planned here. My antenna system was a vertical for 40 meters and the G5RV. Unfortunately both antenna's did not tune on 6 meters so there was no activity on 50 MHz. Also 80 meters was a problem because of the high noise level.

BAND

SSB

CW

80

10

0

40

433

22

30

0

50

20

954

23

17

922

5

15

591

2

12

772

3

10

1148

7

I made a total of 4943 qso's.

The equipment used. From left to right you see:

FT100 transceiver

FC-700 antenna tuner

SEMLEX SEC 1223 power supply

HEIL HC-4 headset

P-100 Laptop with CT

JUNKER handkey


Considering the big solar flare in the first week during my stay I think the results are not too bad. As you can see I am not much of a cw-operator hi.

But I enjoyed it very much and I have been on the air for 61.9 hours.

I worked a total of 133 countries in the mixed ssb mode so it is possible to have your DXCC-award within 1 week time. If I get100 countries confirmed I will ofcourse apply for my DXCC-award under the call C56JJ.