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Offline GM0LVI

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Buddistick in SV8
« on: July 12, 2014, 20:27:13 UTC »
Just back from 3 weeks as SV8/GM0LVI/P on Zakynthos. For a very short loaded GP the Buddistick performed remarkably well. It was clamped to our balcony with two thin wire radials (marked at approx lengths for 10 to 30m). I also took a FG-01 analyser which certainly helped a lot when setting up the antenna in 30+ degree heat.
I didn't do as much operating as I'd hoped because :- A. It was too hot during the day: B. I was too lazy: C. Conditions were very poor (picked up amazingly  the day we returned home!!!):  C. Best condx were during evenings when we were out socialising.
I did though manage  to make about 70 contacts around EU  and was very pleased to work GM0GAV who lives just a mile away from my home and also to work one JA at 559 2x QRP.
I'll be back in SV8 in early September.


Dave

Offline PA1FJ

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Re: Buddistick in SV8
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2014, 08:37:47 UTC »
 I use the Buddistick during my vacations for years along with my Yaesu FT-817 great results! Photo last year on Chios.   

72 Fred SV8/PA1FJ/P
73 Fred PA1FJ

Offline GM0LVI

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Re: Buddistick in SV8
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2014, 09:09:53 UTC »
I use the Buddistick during my vacations for years along with my Yaesu FT-817 great results! Photo last year on Chios.   

72 Fred SV8/PA1FJ/P

Looks like you had the perfect QTH Fred - an upper floor and just about in the sea.!!!
Dave