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From my first dx contact in 1984, to Honor Roll contact in 1994, I have always used QRP {5 watts output on cw, and 10 watts p.e.p. output on ssb).First rig used was the Heathkit HW-9, then purchased the Kenwood TS-130V with remote vfo in 1988, and still the only rig I use today. My ham radio money goes into the antenna system. I started with a 5 band vertical to my present antenna. The present antenna. evolved from my 2 ele. GEM QUAD. Only parts that are still gem quad, are the spiders and arms. Antenna has 5 ele. on 10, 4 ele. wide spaced on 15, and 20. Also, it is dual driven after the W6PU/ K3ZO design. Overall length is about 35 ft. This antenna was built to hopefully give me a chance at working the last few, very difficult entities that, so far have not heard my qrp signals. I was able to reach the 300 country level with a 2 ele quad at 30 feet, no tower, just a pushup mast and tv rotator mounted on a vent pipe on my apartment. Finally, I was able to purchase my home, applied and RECEIVED PERMIT FROM THE CITY for my installation. The tower is Rohn 25, with heavy duty house bracket, and torsion bars at the guy point, the antenna was built on a heavy duty Hazer to aid in the construction. The boom was also designed by me, after original boom was broken into 2 pieces by a storm. I bought a 24' X 1.75" X .25" AIRCRAFT ALUMINUM boom, had the SPIDERS modified to accept muffler clamps, made a sleeve that the boom slides into so that I can rotate the whole assembly on its axis, makes threading the wire on to the arms a breeze. I designed the antenna so that I could build the entire antenna at roof level. Except for stacking the tower, and placement of the boom, the entire antenna was constructed by myself. The final overall lenth of 35 feet was achieved due to the taper of the GEM QUAD spiders, so actually you get a compact, durable, high gain antenna.After the antenna was finished it helped on the difficult asian and polar paths, contact that Im most proud of was A5A Bhutan back in May of 2012, after chasing that country since the A51JS dxpedition back in 1990. Finally I'm reaping the rewards of this amazing antenna logging XZ1J Myanmar and VU7AG Laccadive Island in 2013, this leaves me with only 5 countries left to work to make TOP OF HONOR ROLL ALL QRP, I need VU4, EP, BS7, P5 and VK0EK coming up in Mar/Apr. 2016, I am 110% sure Heard Island will be in the log, may have to wait till the next peak to work the rest on the list.

HEARD ISLAND UPDATE: After about 10 days of barely copying VK0EK, their signal on 20 mtrs came up to rst 589 in S. Texas, worked them at 0511z on April 2 for ATNO #344 mixed, 337 cw all time, now with the deletion of KH5K Kingman Reef, current total stands at 335 mixed, 329 cw, need 1 more for cw Honor Roll, 4 more for mixed #1 Honor Roll all QRP.

Finally made CW HONOR ROLL QRP by working A93JA for #330 current/338 all time June 4, 2016.

Thanks for visiting and good Dxing, Dan WG5G.

AWARDS :

WAS/QRP

WAC/QRP

WAZ/QRP - FIRST EVER TO RECEIVE QRP ENDORSEMENT ON THE AWARD - SIGNED BY HUGH CASSIDY - WA6AUD

CQ DX DXCC/QRPP - 333 ALL CW - HIGHEST TOTAL QRPP EVER RECORDED BY CQ MAGAZINE

DXCC MIXED HONOR ROLL QRP - FIRST TO ACHIEVE HR/QRP - TOOK 9.5 YEARS - 1984 TO JULY OF 1994.

DXCC TOTALS ALL QRP : MIXED 344 INCLUDING DELETED, 335 CURRENT

CW 338 INCLUDING DELETED, 330 CURRENT INCLUDING DXCC CW HONOR ROLL QRP

WINNER OF THE 2012 CQ DX MARATHON FORMULA CLASS < 10 WATT CATAGORY - 256 COUNTRIES, ALL 40 ZONES. * Also stands as all time highest score in the Formula Class < 10 watt catagory.

WINNER OF THE 2013 CQ DX MARATHON FORMULA CLASS < 10 WATT CATAGORY - RECEIVED CREDIT FOR 256 COUNTRIES AND 39 ZONES, BUT ACTUALLY WORKED 257 COUNTRIES AND ALL 40 ZONES, 2 POINTS WERE DEDUCTED BECAUSE I FAT FINGERED A HH2/PORTABLE, THE OTHER WAS FOR CLAIMING H40FN AS ZONE 28 DUE TO A LOGGING ERROR - LESSON LEARNED -  DOUBLE CHECK YOUR LOG !!!

WINNER OF THE 2014 CQ DX MARATHON FORMULA CLASS 5 WATT CATAGORY - AGAIN RECEIVED CREDIT FOR 240 COUNTRIES AND 40 ZONES BUT ACTUALLY WORKED 242 COUNTRIES BUT ENTERED THE CALLS WRONG ON THE ENTRY FORM !!! MY GOAL IN 2015 IS TO FIND A PLAQUE SPONSER FOR THE QRP CATAGORY - THE ONLY CATAGORY WITHOUT A SPONSER.

NOTE: The 5 watt catagory now offers a plaque to the winner, first plaque was won by WG5G in 2014. 

WINNER OF THE 2015 CQ DX MARATHON FORMULA CLASS 5 WATT CATAGORY-

243 COUNTRIES AND 40 ZONES WITH NO DEDUCTIONS THIS YEAR!

 

 

CU on the bands, 73/72. DAN WG5G

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