Activities on Hf (1.8 – 30 MHz)

Activities from 1,8 MHz … 28 MHz

Stern_01

Spiderbeam 20-10m at 40 ft atop, antennas for 2m / 70cm/ 23cm / 3cm during a starry night at full moon

After we moved to our new home in autumn 1995, I started again DXing on shortwave in summer 1998. Starting with some indoor-dipoles I am working now with a homemade L- antenna for 160 – 30m, mounted along a 15 m fiberglass-mast. For the higher bands I use a 3 element Spiderbeam. With an Elecraft K3 and an ICOM IC-735 Transceiver I am active mostly in CW. This is the mode I absolutely prefer, the base for a serious DX-work.

Equipment for Shortwave:

Transceiver Amplifier Antenna
1x Elecraft K3 + P3,
1x Icom IC735
Pa GS35b
750 W output
Inv. L-Ant. 1.8…10 MHz
Spiderbeam 14…30 MHz
Status: Active

I worked the following number of DXCC – Entities (= Countries) per band:

DXCC Total DXCC by Modes Bandpoints
(max. 340) CW SSB DIGI Challenge 5-Band WARC
337 331 311 263 2.384 1.282 884
Number of DXCC – Countries worked on different Bands
160 m 80 m 60 m 40 m 30 m 20 m 17 m 15 m 12 m 10 m
112 124 65 259 304 319 305 296 275 284

But there is still some work to do. Here are my “Most wanted” to complete all 340 entities…

# 338 FT_W – Crozet Isl. // Africa
# 339 KH3 – Johnston Isl. // Oceania
# 340 KH7K – Kure Isl. // Oceania

That’s all folks! Hopefully I can complete before I retire…!