I participated in the CQWW SSB contest. The conditions where great.
It was a lot of fun.
The Spider pole at the top of the vertical was inserted a little.
Jan PA0VAJ, Thomas PA1M, Nap PA1NG en myself took the vertical down and repaired it.
Winter is on the corner and the CQWW also. So it is time to see what is the status off the low band antennas. Well I found out that the remote tuner for the north south dipole is swimming.
It is only a coil a few c’s and a small motor so I hope I will manage to get it working again.
The other dipole had one broken leg and i repaired it.
The spider pole on top of the vertical for 160 and 80 meter is inserted a little bit and has to come down to be repaired. Thats planned for next week.
To overcome some problems between my IC7800 and DX4WIN I updated the firmware from V2.10 to V2.30. A little bit tricky because I do not have a UPS and if power fails during the update process you can send the radio to Japan. In the end it went all well….and V2.30 is working fine.