In fact countdow started 364 days ago but who’s counting?
Monday 08.00AM: call utility company’s local branch. Explained my problem (ham, flickering, noise, no reception etc). Guy tells me "We’ll try to fix it ASAP". Yeah right, ASAP…
17.30: I come home, no more darkness, no more flickering. In stead a nice bright streetlight! Halleluja! Thank you Mister Utility Company!
Today I set up 50% of the station:
- Raised tower to 15m.
- Put up 160m dipole.
- Attached 2 slopers for 40m with the switching box and control cable.
- Installed the Fritzel vertical GPA-30.
To do when I get home tomorow:
- Raise tower another level.
- Fix the 2 slopers for 40m to their anchoring point.
- Put up 80m vertical.
- Check everything.
I also got hold of a second amp (autotune 500W) for the 2nd radio. I’m
not sure if I’ll use it – very tricky to tune and doesn’t tune my 160m
antenna at all. I need to think that over.
So that’s it for now. Next update will be on Monday. I hope I can be euphoric and happy then. My only worry is the WX. Forecast says windy but not too much so let’s hope they’re right. WX is the only show stopper here unless Murphy trikes?
73 / CU in the contest! Work me, log me, spot me – OQ5M QRZ?