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Saturday, February 04, 2012
Day 4 February QSO Challenge

I was up early as today the College I work at had morning "Taster" sessions for local schools booked in. I teach welding and fabrication and was required to be present and able to deliver a couple of sessions to 20 students.

On my journey in I had my FT-100 mobile transceiver switched on to the 20M band where I stumbled across Henk - VK2GWK.

VK2GWK was working many stations as I drove on my journey listening on 14.173 MHz, I was hearing Henk at a signal of 5/5 - 5/8 through my mono band Maldol 20M antenna.

VK2GWK heard me calling /mobile and came back with a 4/4 report for me at around 08.13 utc, I gave a 5/8 report back. Henk also remembered our previous QSO up on 15m from my shack and was pleased we could do it again on a different band and from my mobile at a  total distance of 10500 miles short path or possibly 14357 miles long path. Either way another fantastic challenge for day 4 completed.

VK2GWK Station comprises of Yaesu FT 2000, Emtron Linear, model DX2-b, 3 element SteppIR yagi, 30M dipole at 18m high. 2 sloping dipoles for 40M (sp and lp EU), inverted V dipole for 80M.
posted by Simon Davison @ 2:16 pm  
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