Tuesday, July 30, 2013


QSL copied from his QRZ page
Ran over to the park on the way back from a meeting for my lunch break today.  First I checked out SOTA Goat and found a few spots, but after turning the dial for a bit I could not hear any of them.

So I went to 17 meters to see what was cooking on that band.  I tuned around for a bit and heard some DX but everyone was sending to fast for me to copy solid.

Then I was able to finally copy F6HKA after listening to a few exchanges.  Finally I sent my call followed by QRS - and what do you know he slowed down for me!  Bert was in France and has a really nice antenna setup.  It did well to catch my 5 watts into the 30' EF vertical which I am now calling the Ultimate Portable QRP Antenna!  He gave me a 549 and he was 579 here in Wichita, KS.

Super fun!

The antenna I put together is working really well.  I will be putting a page together explaining how I put my own spin on the EARCHI 9:1 Unun antenna - which I am affectionately calling the Ultimate Portable QRP Antenna (or UPQA for short!) :)

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