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 […]