Month: October 2013

JARTS WW RTTY Contest 2013

In my last post I mentioned that I’d put my 40m vertical up and was hoping to work some new DXCC entities on 40m during the Japanese Amateur Radio Teleprinter Society (JARTS) contest. ¬†Well the band was pretty noisy but I did manage pick up three new entities – Alaska, Canary Islands and Uzbekistan. I […]

Putting up a 40m vertical for the winter

40m vertical in my back garden

Last weekend, following the Martello Tower Group DXpedition to Herm Island, I put up a 40m vertical in my back garden.  Not just any 40m vertical, it’s exactly the same one we used to great success on Herm.  It’s made up of a 12m Spiderpole with a 1/4 wave vertical element and around 30 radials. […]

Statistics – September 2013

Much better than last month – I actually had time to play radio in September and had a lot of fun doing it. The two new DXCC entities I worked were Libya and El Salvador. QSOs made: 653 DXCC entities worked: 60 New DXCC entities worked: 2 Total DXCC worked: 261 Total DXCC confirmed using […]