The tales, trials, and tribulations of a bunch of amateurs trying to build a small contest station in the sub-arctic confines of Interior Alaska. We also have contributions from other KL7 and VY1 contesters.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
New Antennas on the Tower...At Last!
The planets aligned, weather moderated, friends and co-workers gathered for a good old-fashioned antenna party at KL2R yesterday. See the KL1JP video (28 MB) here. It's unbelievable how lucky we were. The Force 12 EF-140 40m dipole made it to 100 feet and is oriented to North America and Asia. This should help fill the gaps on 40m, as we go lacking for NA contacts in most contests on this band. The second Force 12 C3 oriented towards Europe is now installed at the 85-foot level and produces superior results. Check out the comparison I did today: