Thursday, April 8, 2010

Iraq worked with QRP SSB

Today I broke the pile up and worked the YI9PSE DXpedition in Iraq on 18MHz! I used my Elecraft K3 at 5w SSB and a 5/8 wavelength vertical antenna designed for 27MHz! This brings my QRP DXCC score to 72 DXCCs worked and 67 confirmed.


  1. Hello Mads, that's a great achievement. Congrats with this nice DX. 73 Paul

  2. Congrats Mads, don't think there will be many to break the pile up with QRP power. Hope to have some time this weekend to work them if possible.
    73, Bas

  3. Thanks for the comments guys! He was working split (5 to 10 up) and I guess I was on the right frequency at the right time. Right after my QSO he decided to call "now outside Europe"!

    72/73 Mads, LA1TPA

  4. You are lucky. Well done! Especially QRP!

    I have been trying to get YI9PSE for nearly the whole week, every evening. In the pile-up I am only able to work on 40m. I have had no luck yet :-( My finger is sore from pressing the voice keyer!