DX and Contest Awards

DXCC - I applied for DXCC in July 2011 via LOTW only. I was immediately awarded:

1. DXCC - Mixed with 207 countries

2. DXCC - CW

3. DXCC - SSB

4. DXCC - 80

5. DXCC - 40

6. DXCC - 20 

7. DXCC - 15

  

I was awarded 5 Band DXCC in December 2011. I obtained it solely via LOTW.  I am now working on the 9-Band DXCC. It is very easy to do DXCC applications through LOTW.

  

ARRL DX SSB - 2011

We learned in August that VP5H placed first in the world in the MSHP category for the 2011 contest.  Team members were W0GJ, K0MD and WA0MHJ. We were also commended by the ARRL for a low error rate of 0.6%. It was a privilege to be a part of this contest team.  Jody's place at VP5JM is a great place to operate the ARRL DX contests.

  

 


 I use a
Force 12 Magnum 240 N two element yagi for 40meters.  It is 85% full size and has <2:1 SWR from 7.000 Mhz through 7300 Mhz. I consistently receive 5-9 plus plus signal reports from DX stations.Several have asked me what antenna I am using.

 

Many 40 meter yagis interact with 15 meter yagis. This onedoes not  It can be stacked within 5 feet of another yagi.

 

  • It is an easy antenna to assemble and I had Tom Schiller (N6BT) install a special switch to make it more broad-banded across all of 40meters.  Tom can build you this antenna anytime you want.

  

  

 

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