1) Participation to WPX SSB as D41CV
I am on my way to Cape Verde to take part into CQWW WPX SSB Contest (26-27 March 2016) from the D4C Contest station in the Multi / Multi category.
The special callsign will be D41CV celebrating the 41st Anniversary of Independence of Cape Verde . – See more at: http://d4c.cc/?p=1194
2) Installing the 23cm beacon at D4C
I am carrying the 23cm equipment to put in the air D4C/B on 1296 Mhz band
I am in the process of doing something to increase signal performance on the HF bands below 30m from the radio location availble in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
To reach my target, I am supported by Andrey, RA6LBS of the company Low Band Systems (distributed in Italy by Momobeam company) provided capital parts for this projectproject and by George, EX8MAT who is taking care of the mechanical installations
In the pictures below, part of the inside of the Matching Unit V160-30 is shown.
This units will be applied to a 17m high vertical antenna recently received by EX8MAT George.
The receiving part, is planned to be improved by the use of a wire antenna BOG, Beverage on the Ground. The suitable elements are shown next.
New coaxial cable AIRBORNE 5 and ULTRAFLEX 7 from the company Messi & Paoloni has been purchased.
I am planning next activity in summer 2016, which is an unfortunate time of the year for the low bands, but let’s be surprised.