Woohoo, a contact

WOW!

Just WOW!

Turned on the 897 tonight, and WOW, 8 simultaneous stations on 7.03515!! That’s just incredible – says a LOT about just how insanely bad the TEV-1 was on 40m! AND I managed a contact! Well, kind of.. – I couldn’t get a lot of what JA2GSD said, but he was hearing me, and I was hearing him 🙂
VK2TDG VK2TDG de JA2GSD JA2GSD

GA ur RSQ 599 599

eiame : Kiichi Ki chi ichi

QTH ShizuoØa Shizuopa

Loc :PM94dv [348.4° 7,704.0km] PM94dv

BTU VK2TDG de JA2GSD KN

.g. VK2TDG VK2TDpée JA2GSD J
2GSD

NtQ 599 599

Ntme : Kiichi Kiichi Kiii

QT= whi, e eka Shizuoka

Loc :PM94dv PM94dv

BTU VK2TDG JA2GSD KN

Yep, not a very good decode.. but he could hear me! That’s the first time EVER I’ve been heard – not bad for the first minute of firing up on the dipole.. Well, not really a dipole when you look at it – even using the MD gal pipe, both end pipes have a decent bow in them – and the dipole centre is a good 2 metres below where it *should* be.. so I guess it’s an inverted inverted-V? does that make it a V? lol!

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