Corsica Island - EU-014
Vacation in August 2015
The Log has been uploaded to Club Log and LoTW,
paper QSLs will be sent via the bureau.
We stayed on a camp site near Moltifao, JN42NL, for
about a week. There was no operation planned for this location since it
in the middle of mountains on dry and rocky ground. However, vegetation
supported the setup of a stealth wire antenna. So I set up an inverted
Vee and left it there for the whole week. When the kids were
asleep I operated on 30 metres CW with
5 or 10 Watts output power. Propagation to EU was not too bad and even
some stations from JA went into the log.
Inverted V for 10 MHz at 8 metres height.
... almost armchair DXpeditioning ;-)
The active days are marked red; k- values were moderate,
In the second week we moved to Bravone where I operated
from the beach with a VDA for 15m. The setup
was very smooth and the antenna performed well. A couple of
tourists came looking from time to time
and we had some nice conversation about amateur radio.
weird. Lots of short skip contacts with very strong signals from
central and eastern EU and
in the afternoon a short opening to JA with good signals.
In total about 200 Q's were made from the beach.
The VDA is supposed to have a very low take of
angle if placed at the beach. Unfortunately the k- index was
high on that day and only few DX stations could be worked.
was lots of fun. Thanks for the QSOs!