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
First antenna plans, definately not optimal, but should get me online. Hopefully the post will deliver a G5RV soon which will be my starter antenna to get going.
Already on Island;
Antenna Analyzer – Sark100
Ordered / In Transit;
Transceiver – Yaesu FTDX 1200 (IF tap and buffer fitted)
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?
Ground Rod(s) and connectors
1:1/4:1/9:1 Balun(s) or parts – making a parts to buy list
Masts and Guys (?)
Currently organizing drawn aluminium tubing that can be telescoped – 3m lengths.
So close yet so far!
License is now online, so its time to set up QRZ.com and LOTW