Corsica Island - EU-014
Vacation in August/ September 2014 in Corsica
family and friends.
The highlight was a visit at Jean-Jacques', TK5JJ, in Ajaccio.
couple of days we stayed near Ste Lucie de
I operated on 15 metres CW from the beach with
10 Watts output power and a delta loop antenna placed directly
at the water's edge. Stations calling from
JA came in with signal strengths between S5 and S9 and two stations
above S9! A nice proof of how well the delta loop performs above salt
During 4 hours 160 QSOs were made. The total
weight of the technical equipment was approx.
The Log has been uploaded to LoTW,
paper QSLs will be sent via the bureau.
Setting up the delta loop took longer than
expected due to strong
winds and high waves. The pole is a fishing rod with a
length of approx. 6 metres.
The operator's place was located between rocks
avoid the sun at noon.
The rig was an IC-703 with 10
Watts output power supplied by a 7.2 Ah AGM battery. Paddle and keyer
are from Palm Radio.
Finally a little visitor came to my 'shack' - right in
the middle of a nice JA- pile.
was lots of fun. Thanks for the QSOs!