9th January 2007 - 1700z
Today, we had 10,931 QSO in our log at 1400z.
Last nights, we experienced huge pile-ups on the low bands, unfortunately one of the IC-7000 PA died.
We replaced it with the FT-857D, but this means we will not operate on 6m. This morning, we installed the V80E vertical, we will be active on 160m tonight.
The 3 sites are too far from each other to allow stations networking. But we have no inter-station QRM :
- At the North-East, we have a bungalow hosting the FLEX station (IC7000 + PA) and CW (FT857 + PA), a 10/15/20 Spiderbeam, the WARC Spiderbeam, 40m & 80m slopers.
- At the opposite side of the hotel, 50m away, we have the RTTY stations (TS480 + PA) and PSK (TS50) with the 5 bands Spiderbeam, an MA5V vertical and a 30m sloper.
- A bit further, we have the SSB station (IC756 PRO 3 + PA), with a 10/15/20 Spiderbeam and the V80E.
Thanks a lot for all your calls, but please respect operators instructions, this will allow everyone to make more QSOs.
Besides mosquitoes who love ham operators, everything is fine.
73 from the entire team.