Sunday, October 10, 2010

Denmark on 2m!

I have just worked OZ1HXM on 2m SSB, using 100W to a SuperMoxon antenna in the attic of a house on the west coast of England with a lot of mountains between here and Denmark. The fact that he was using 200W to a pair of 10 element Yagis must have helped a bit!

This is my first European DX on 2m and I am thrilled to bits. I can only imagine what the band must be like for people with a decent VHF take-off. OZ1HXM is the only station I can currently hear on the band so there doesn't seem to be much chance of working anyone else.


Steve GW7AAV said...

I had a telephone call in work about 20:00 local from my wife Helen GW7AAU. She had just worked a German station on two metres FM as had my son Adam 2W0DPI. Helen was running 25w in to our three times 5/8 collinear but Adam was only running 10w to a 5/8 wave in the loft. Helen wanted to know how to change the polarization on the ten element cross yagi. She called me later with her brag list of all the EU stations she worked on 2m SSB.

I should be sick as a parrot stuck here in work while there is fun on the radio, but I had a good morning chasing SOTA and some DX on 17m where I worked Cuba and Lebanon for the first time on that band using a stealth dipole (see my blog).

Steve GW7AAV said...

PS well done on Denmark.

Paul Stam PAØK said...

Hello Julian, congrats with your DX on 2 meter. I worked England last night on 2 meter for the first time, with only 5 watt and my quarter wave antenna. Only suitable for local repeater work. Hi. Yes, I wish I had a horizontal polarised beam with 100 watt. Condx are still good at the moment (Monday morning) 73 Paul