Fired up the old FT101 yesterday and worked a couple of CW contacts on 10 meters. QRZ listed propagation as "fair" but I was hearing lots so I heated up the tubes. My 14AVQ usually loads with a 2.5 / 1 VSWR around 28.00 MHz but on Friday it was closer to 3.5 / 1. The antenna still loaded OK so I wasn't overly concerned. The reason for the change in VSWR was probably the fact the the lower 3-4 feet of the antenna is socked in with wet snow!!!!!
Station log ...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Working mods this week so getting prepped meant a l;ate night so I was looking forward to some time on 20 meters. I was hopking for a VK but settled for a ZL after working a few Russian stations.
|1||2014-03-17||05:18||ZL2AIM||20m||14.053||CW||RF72vw||New Zealand||Ian Keith MacQuillan||Thanks for listening to a tough copy Ian ...really appreciate the QSO. Its been 35 years since I st|
|2||2014-03-17||04:55||UA8WAA||20m||14.056||CW||LO84bt||Asiatic Russia||Alexander Ivanov||Strong signal|
|3||2014-03-17||04:27||RA9MP||20m||14.041||CW||MO64qq||Asiatic Russia||Yuri Anatolievitch Yashin||tnx Yuri|
|4||2014-03-17||04:13||UA3KW||20m||14.027||CW||KO91nr||Russia||Vladimir A. Kovalev|
Monday, March 3, 2014
-27C outside this morn , a good day to fire up the FT101. Worked towards Europe on 10 Meters all CW.
|1||2014-03-03||15:15||E79D||10m||28.046||CW||JN93dt||Bosnia and Herzegovi||DALIBOR STANIC|
|2||2014-03-03||15:10||UT5MD||10m||28.033||CW||JJ00aa||Ukraine||VLADIMIR FEDORENKO||TNX QSO Vlad|
|3||2014-03-03||15:03||RZ3FW||10m||28.054||CW||KO95cr||Russia||Serge G. Yanovsky||TNX QSO , lost you in QSB Yan.|
|4||2014-03-03||14:50||SM5COP||10m||28.054||CW||JO89mg||Sweden||RUNE WANDE||Thanks QSO Rune|
|5||2014-03-03||14:30||UA3KW||10m||28.036||CW||KO91nr||Russia||Vladimir A. Kovalev|
|7||2014-03-03||13:50||UR5EKI||10m||28.052||CW||KN78wm||Ukraine||Mikhail V. Sachko|
|8||2014-03-03||13:35||RA3D||10m||28.029||CW||KO95ft||Russia||Oleg A. Zhabin|