September 13, 2002.
The day before yesterday
I decided to hang my ZL-antenna for 20m in another direction -
and so sad it was for me, fixing the last point I broke director
wire. My antenna made of D6mm antenna-rope had been already used
for 2 years and I had no any desire to prolong it's term
Yesterday I switched
to two alternative dipoles instead.
Today in the morning I started tuning my new
2-el Beam of D3mm bi-metall directed North-South
strictly. On 20m
SWR that's 1point2. And just after it I tried SWR on other high
bands. On 10m band the SWR was 1point4. And on 15m band [CW] SWR
surprised me with 1point1. I'd just only checked SWR not changing
tuning from the middle of [CW] on 15m and switched on my soldering
iron on in order to changeall temporary contacts for cable [SO-239]s.
Frequency, once established, was the same.
to repair my hand-made connections, but wires were already cut
for soldering and so it's a great deal to screw them all once
again. I have two bulks of wire under my legs, and on my knees,
so hard to screw because the coax-cable is so thick and hard.
So I connect the antenna cables together manually using the newspaper
Early morning. The
band's not opened yet. The sweet noise sound pouring from speaker-phone.
I've switched off one of the dipoles and the other was still wired
to transceiver. Still soldering. And just that time I'm hearing
on that frequency someone asks for "QRL?" and in a half
a minuteI hear "CQ CQ de 9U0X".
I switch to another
antenna - that was [Delta for 40m] and lost him, and while immediately
returning to the dipole I have RST 539. I'm hurring to cacth my
When the second dipole
added the signal up to 559. I ask him at QRP, he doesn't reply,
and QRO I don't use [interestingy].
Three minutes after
other HAM's came and one Italian station invites me SKED 18.085
kHz. My [delta-loop] hear nothing and Beam SWR - unlimited. I
used my 20m Beam and received RST 559 in answer!!!! And that pal
from Italy asked SKED 24 MHz once more. I follow them. Delta-loop
is empty and Beam SWR the same as on 18MHz. I call and have 559
in answer!!!! QSO at 08.35z and 08.38z.
9U - Burundi - my
new country reached on QRP (204).
Line: : http://ruqrp.narod.ru