Halloween Flight Turnes VA3PCJ into CX7RT…

After a 26-hour trip that spanned the entire Halloween night, VA3PCJ arrived in CX-land already turned into CX7RT. Within a few hours from arrival, the 15M PAR EndFedZ dipole went up as inverted-vee spanning the front and balcony of the small 3rd floor QTH in GF25id. The length of the wire, similar to that of the mini-W3EDP, is perfect for that kind of deployment. Also, being being naturally resonnant in the 15M band (a quick check with the miniVNA ensured that no ATU woud be needed) it is hoped that it will help given the prevailing poor HF propagation. By the time the KX3 was rigged and fired up (~10:00pm local) it was already past dusk and no signals were heard in CW, but the WSJT-X screen got quickly populated with calls in FT8.  Just a few CQ calls were enough for PSK-Reporter to show that CX7RT’s QRP 15M signal was being heard locally (PY and LU) and at least as far as VE9 and W6:

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Hope to have more to report in the coming days…