Thursday, 12 November 2015

Milliwatting

I'm a little bit behind with posts. Too busy with family, work and hobby. I had some time testing the loop again Tuesday evening. I already received strong signals on the loop on 80m when switching on the radio. Made a few nice QSOs with 100W SSB but soon get bored. There was almost a imidiate respond on my CQ and reports were as expected well over S9. I decided to connect my little FT-817 to do some digital modes QRP with only 500 milliWatt. It actually is a lot more excitement as 500mW on 80m is not much. But I still got out and made some QSOs on PSK and JT9. Not that it was easy, reports were sometimes just on the edge -24dB. And most of the time other stations didn't see me. Best DX was E77AW with 1335km.

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Thanks for your comment. Bedankt voor je reactie. 73, Bas