Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Rememberance Contest 2013 in the Outback

We were in Innamincka when the date for the contest came up.  Interesting QTH to be and to operate radio.  Hot during the day, freezing at night, incessant flies, snakes, dust and everything else the outback has to offer.
I had all the adverse effects in one day.

First my "antenna erecting device" broke.

Then the flies found me.

With the sun setting the flies "dropped" and the cold got me.  You can see my teeth chattering.

The little KX3 performed well, logging done by VKCL log.  The antenna was G5RV  with the apex about 7 m up.

Thanks everybody for listening to my weak signal and taking the pains to make the QSO (especially Tommy VK2IR).  In all it was fun from very EXOTIC location.

Ah... Alan VK4SN .... I demand extra points for all that "hardship".. <grin>

1 comment:

  1. Hi Patrick,

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The results of the Commonwealth contest were published.

  As I member of the team Australia 2, I was quite pleased with the result.