aka: "RADIO ANSONIA"
Yaesu VL-1000 solid state linear amplifer
"A pushbutton kilowatt station"
Upcoming contests I will be operating part time:
ARRL DX CONTEST CW FEB 15-23
CQ 160 SSB FEB 21-23 (Look for me running near the top of the band, 1980 and up)
NAQP RTTY FEB 22-23
NORTH CAROLINA QSO PARTY FEB 23-24 (My next qth, so I want to get to know my ham neighbors !)
ARRL DX CONTEST SSB MAR 1-2
BARTG RTTY CONTEST MAR 15-17
RUSSIAN DX CONTEST MAR 15-16
VIRGINIA QSO PARTY MAR 15-16 (They issue a nice certificate)
CQ WPX SSB MAR 29-30
SPDX RTTY APR 26-27
160 meter contesting notes:
I have been entering the CQ and ARRL 160 meter CW contests the last 2 years as QRP to test the effectiveness of my 160 L.
I have determined that I have a consistant night time range of 700 miles. I think this pretty good for 5 watts and a bent piece of wire.
In ARRL 160 (2013) my signal was worked in France and as far west as Wyoming. Both were worked before 11 pm local.
CQWW 160 CW (2012) I worked Hawaii KH6, which is about as good as I think I can do with 5 watts output.
I have finished my QRP operating on 160.
I now operate with 100-1200 watts depending on conditions.
W1CTN antenna farm:
Tennadyne T10 Log Periodic @ 63'
40 meter dipole @ 50'
80 meter dipole @ 60'
1/4 wave 80 meter Inverted L
1/4 wave 160 Meter Inverted L - 70' vertical section
Both inverted L's share the same radial field of 35 - 100' radials
60 meter 3/4 wave inverted L (actually my 160 L, flat on 60 m)
6 meter 3 element yagi @ 40'
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