I have been working on a number of operating awards with the goals of both improving my operating skills and verifying the performance of our station against our original design goals. I am happy to say that I’ve achieved my first major goal in this area by completing a DXCC Challenge Award. This award requires working and confirming at least 1,000 DXCC band-enties on any of the Amateur bands, 160 through 6 meters (except 60 meters). This award is a good one to confirm the performance of our station across all of the HF Bands. It took me about 1 year after finishing our new station and starting to work towards this award to complete it. I hope some day to achieve the 1,500 and other endorsements for this award.
– Fred (AB1OC)
This is a wonderful accomplishment achieved in record time. Congratulations!
I love your Blog. I am in the process of setting up my Yeasu 757 GX in my Chevy Trail Blazer. I have been able to tune all my mobile antenna up to 20 meters without any problems until I reached 40 Meters, After 20 thing start to act up. My antenna begins to act like a 5 year old child. The SWR is fine 1 minute and not the next. I am using the MFJ Tri Mag Mount. I have checked the cable and the mount. They are fine. I like your bonding ideas. The antennas i am currently using are the Jet JTM HF 20 and 40 8′ sticks. They look just like your antennas. I have never gone below 20 meters in the mobile. I just heard you on the air talking to I think it was KK4m? I will try your bonding ideas. Good luck and 73 ,