Saturday, January 15, 2011

SSB QRP activity

After a late breakfast I brought my K3/10 to the club station again. I decided to make some calls on 15m and tuned my radio to 21.285MHz which is the QRP center of activity. There I found ZB2JK/P calling CQ with 20w and no takers! Gibraltar was a new DXCC for me and I was very happy to work him. I QSYed to 21.276MHz and started to call CQ myself and worked 11 stations (US, I, EA, 5B4 and CT1) before working another 3 stations (R7, YT and YO) on 17m. YT and YO were both new band countries for me. I also had a few contacts on 20m and 40m in the HADX contest before going QRT.

Current SSB QRP DXCC count: 81 worked /73 confirmed


  1. Nice work. What antenna do you use at the club station?

    73 André

  2. Thanks for your comment! We use a W3DZZ trap dipole on 20m, 40m and 80m and a vertical antenna designed for the CB band on 17m, 15m, 12m and 10m.

    72/73! Mads, la1tpa

  3. Just a little off topic but I remember you were going to install the MFJ magnetic loop in your attic....did you do it and if so how is it working out? I am thinking of doing the same but was looking for feedback. I know Julian has one and is very pleased with it.

  4. Hello. The mag loop is working fine but my QTH is just too noisy. I have not tested the MFJ-1026/PA0RDT-Mini-Whip setup yet. I will let you all know as soon as I've made the test. Good luck choosing your antenna!

    72/73! Mads, LA1TPA