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Manfred Wolf
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IARU FD SSB 2004:


Call:DL1IAO/P DOK: A24
Category: OPEN B OPs: DL1IAO, DK1MM, DJ5MW
Hours: 24



Band QSOs QSO Pts Pts/QSO Mults /P Stns
160 73 282 3.86 5 68
80 174 650 3.74 23 151
40 259 863 3.33 38 168
20 227 726 3.20 61 90
15 150 472 3.15 51 35
10 22 84 3.82 6 18
Total 905 3077 3.40 184 530
-> 566,168



Equipment Description:

TS870
CT v10.0 on 486 notebook 
Antennas:
160m: Dipole @15m
 80m: Dipole @14m
 40m: Moxon-Beam @8m, Dipole @14m, R7
10-20m: KT32A @8m, R7 
            

Comments:

Again supporting OV A24 in the Fieldday.

This time, Stefan DK1MM helped operating the station. Stefan is a real SSB man, who squeezes the last db out of his voice and the Rig, which helps a lot, when you are running low power...

This year we ran out of time when setting up the antennas. One of our rotators broke.We lost a lot of time searching for the failure and finally decided to get another one. Big thanks to Valentin, DL4VK who drove home to his QTH and back to bring the rotator.
So the rotator of our 2ele Yagi was mounted while Stefan/DK1MM was already running the contest. 
About 1 hour after the contest started, all was running well...

Conds were quite normal, 10m was almost dead, but nevertheless opened for some EU and also asian contacts. But we sure have to face the fact, that the following years will be more and more shifting to the lower bands...

For this reason this year a 40m Moxon Beam was installed for the first time using extended Spiderbeam poles from DF4SA.
Although only 8m high this antenna was better than the dipole most of the time. 
We had no time to make detailed comparisons ore even measure f/b, but when we switched from the dipole to the Moxon, the signal mostly improved by 1-2 S-units. Nice to have...
I made a little mistake while assembling the wire, so maybe it will be even better next time.

Of yourse the aluminium portabel tower you can see below is not the right support for such a kind of antenna, but for the 24 Fieldday hours it may be sufficient. It looks impressive anyway, doesn`t it?

Weather was just fine, sunny and warm during the day, what else can you expect from a Fieldday weekend?

The result was a little back of our expectations, but with one band almost not existing (10m) there is not much to do. Also the activity is very low in my opinion, a lot of easy EU-countries were not on the air.

See you again in 2005!

Will change the pictures, when I get some photos of the other guys...


Stefan assembling KT32A


40m Moxon "cross"


our Fieldday hill


Stefan and Fred/DF5UL mounting the Beam


still mounting

 


and mounting...

 


before "pushing" it up



DJ5MW & DL1IAO measuring SWR
Stefan is never satisfied!


Stefan, DL1IAO operating



Valentin, DL4VK relaxing after the hard work!


40m Moxon


and again


looks impressive, he?


seen from bottom


KT32A on portable tower


our shack

 


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