I decided to put the antennas up and take part in the ARRL contest as the WX forecast was good – specially so late in the winter.
I have had some issues with aiming the antenna as the feedback from the G-5600B has been very flaky – I found out that it’s very likely a dirty pot in the back of the control unit. Then my beloved amp blew a fuse ;).
I’m hearing quite well – but sometimes it’s like people dont hear me!
I’m sad to have missed Japan and other Asia stations – but I have houses obstructing the east path to the moonrise! Now there is a clear plan forming to try to get VK/ZL/JA in the 2m EME log! I might have to wait for the moon to be in a northern declination – and perhaps move my QTH temporarily.
From my current QTH I dont see the moon from about 280° – 0 – 80° – and I always have to have at least 6° elevation.
update: Thank you for all your patience ! this was really fun – just under 100 QSO’s total in this try!
All QSO’s logged here on this page: http://www.tf3cy.is/eme-qso
73, Benni TF3CY