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.