432MHz and up contest May 2018
Plans changed at the last minute so we did not go to Therfield but did the contest from Margate (JO01RJ). Conditions turned out to be very good from there with good signals to Europe but not so good back into the body of the UK. We managed to put stations on 3 bands:
23cm, an IC910 with a 300W PA using 2 x 150W amplifiers from W6PQL and a Down East Microwave preamplifier into a 46 element Wimo antenna. We made 37 QSOs with the best DX being OZ9PZ at 719km.
13cm, an FT817 with a DB6NT transverter and a 15w PA into a 40 element Wimo antenna. We made 14 QSOs with the best DX being PI4GN at 418km
3cm, an FT817 with a DB6NT transverter and a 4w PA into a 12dBi feed horn from DC5GY (no dish). We made an amazing 5 QSOs with the best DX being PI4GN at 418km