On the Air for 1 month

Well it is past time for an update.
In my first month I cave contacted 52 countries, and have had 26 of those confirmed on Lotw
Just touching 300 QSOs with 66 confirmed as QSLs on LoTW.
I set up mobile for a field day and ended up wet with only 2 contacts for a full days effort.

The temporary G5RV antenna has done quite well considering





List for Amateur radio equipment for Christmas Island.

Already on Island;
Hand Tools
Soldering Iron/Gun
100mhz scope
Antenna Analyzer – Sark100
Dummy Load
RG58 100m

Ordered / In Transit;

Transceiver – Yaesu FTDX 1200 (IF tap and buffer fitted)
Power Supply
External SWR/Power Meter – Daiwa CN-801V
PL-259/SO-239 HF connectors + misc adaptors
Antenna Coupler (manual) – Second hand
G5RV antenna – Ebay
1mm enamelled copper wire

To get/decide on;
Ladder line 300 or 450?
Wire (10/12/14/18ga)
Wire Terminals/termination
Ground Rod(s) and connectors
1:1/4:1/9:1 Balun(s) or parts – making a parts to buy list
Pulleys (antenna)
Rope (antenna)
Masts and Guys (?)
Currently organizing drawn aluminium tubing that can be telescoped – 3m lengths.


So close yet so far!