Thursday, December 5, 2013

House sitting near Taree

Again the time of the year when the owners of the beautiful piece of paradise are going on a holiday and needed  somebody to "cut the grass".

Had to bring - of course - the radio and antennas and work some DX...

Apart of the OCF dipole for the morning nets I had put up the folding hex antenna.  I'm very impressed by its performance.  OK, I admit "issuing" a few expletives when erecting and collapsing the kit...  but when it's up... it works great.

When I put it up (please note: one person's job) I was able to work LP US N5ZB in Louisiana for 559.  Today I got on a third call T32RC.  Easy.. too easy..

The radio is IC-7000 100 W.  I'm pretty happy old fellow.

Being QRV while camping/house sitting is fun.


The results of the Commonwealth contest were published.

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