Thursday, September 16, 2010
I put the Hy End Fed Antenna on a higher point. Now 28 feet high and the lowest point about 7 feet, so it hangs like a sloper antenna. The SWR now is 1:1 over the entire 20 meter band without a tuner. But when I was almost finished, my ladder slipped away and I almost fell to the ground. I must have an guardian angel. But I am still here in one piece. Conditions are still poor on 20 meter. At 22 o'clock local time I heard only one SSB station. A few PSK and CW. At 10 o'clock UTC I heard EA6FG/QRP (see photo) on 14060 KHz. He had a qso with GB2NFM, which I didn't hear. I called him and we made a nice QRP QSO. He was only running 500 milliwatt into a 3 elements yagi. I was running 5 watt into the Hy End Fed Antenna. By the way, I can work with the Hy End Fed Antenna also on 15, 12 and 10 meter with a tuner. On 15 meter I worked UA6CET with BPSK31, and RZ6AUJ on 20 meter with JT65A.