Sunday, August 19, 2012

Remembrance Day contest from the bush

On a recent trip in the outback I tried to operate QRP portable in the RD contest...


The location was in South Australia in a place called Parachilna Gorge.  On a gravel road between Blinman and Parachilna.

I was using the KX3 into a dipole antenna and on one side (towards VK2) I had very tall mountain.  I got surprisingly good reports from VK7, VK4 and of course locals VK5.

The image above shows the antenna and the camper.  Great spot to spend afternoon and play radios.

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