ODX: DA0FF 790km ( with perfect operation on DA0FF station )
9el. Yagi- Uda Tona antenna
and 20-30 W output FT290Rll rig.
Nice weather at the time of September VHF c. is not usual in my country , so we went on the top of Papuk mountain , peak Ivačka glava, 913m asl.
Interesting is that peak Ivačka glava ( wich is one of the most beautiful in Slavonija ( East Croatia ) ) is NOT on the SOTA list.
( 9A2GA ????- SOTA manager )
[[ Boris 9A2GA explanes to me that peak Ivačka glava is not in P150 limit rules.
But we in Slavonija have only few peaks wich can be used ( mountains are not higher than 1000 m and there are forest on the peaks.
Only few are usable for operation and one of tham is Ivačka glava ( not higer peak near ( Papuk ) , so my sugestion is to erase peak Papuk from the list ( military facility on the top do not alow amateur radio operation ), and put peak Ivačka glava on the list ( one of the best view in Slavonija is from peak Ivačka glava)….??? ]]
On the list is highest peak (950m asl) but there is milirary facility and not usable for amateur radio?!?
( that peak you can see on my picture : white object on the top)
My sons Petar Galileo callsign activated in CQ WW WPX 2020. SSB Contest.
( 9a2ki operator )
All band , low power- category
835 conntact where made with all around the World amateur stations.
Mostly on 20, 40 i 80m amateur radio bands ( few on 160 and 15m )
With FT-901DM ( 100W ) and wires antennas ( Dipole, Sloped Dipole , and 2elements LUQuad Antenna fixed on USA for 20m.
It was hard to reach my record in WPX when made more then 1000 QSOs,
But it was with high power….
I was trying to reach 1000 with better antennas setup, and more hours in Contest ,but stoped at 835 about 1,5 hours before end of Contest….
After 48 hours in Contest ( about 35 hours activ ) I was broken.
Thanks to my family who helped me – leave me in my corner and gave me all necesarey ( coffe , some juice, antiCorona liquid ….
See You next time
GC ( Gagarin Contest is next )
73 de 9a2ki Ico ( 9A3AAU )
2elements Line Up Quad Antenna.
And snow in March few days ago…
Two version of the same Award .
I like more second version ( because of smal latters coment #11 EU….