OQRS: You may now request a direct or bureau card through the online log search at Clublog
You probably know if you are eligible to enter but you can check at this RSGB list. Contest rules are here.
All attempts at a 20m vertical dipole have produced a lower impedance than expected and unacceptable SWR. I threw together a 10m Ground Plane, strapped it with cable ties to the building woodwork about 8 feet above the sea and have been working EU and NA on 10m for a couple of hours. Still need to repeat the simplicity for 15m and 20m.
There is an S9 noise level on 20m without the pre-amp in. Not promising.
We are on the island with a suitable room over the sea. Antenna poles arrived a day later than we did. I expected to be on the air from today but have just spent a couple of hours attempting to get a reasonable SWR on the vertical dipole over the sea, without success. I will have another attempt tomorrow. Sunset is approaching.
I expect to upload to Clublog and LOTW during the visit.
All outstanding QSLs and OQRS will be processed after my return.
Some News - 2013-09-05
My wife and I have booked to return to Vilamendhoo Island Resort (MJ63LP) in March 2014. The radio aims are: to operate in the 24hour BERU contest; to get my last two US States (DE, ND) for WAS, and give as many as possible a confirmed 8Q7 QSO.
I shall try to process and post all direct QSL cards received once per week. Contact me if you do not receive your direct card in a reasonable time.
Jim - G3VDB/8Q7EJ
Pictures of the May 2013 set up on Kommandoo - MJ65RL
UK - updated 2011-11-21
Pictures of the October 2011 set up on Vilamendhoo - MJ63LP
Pictures of the October 2009 set up on Vilamendhoo - MJ63LP
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