Thursday, January 24, 2008

J5C DXpedition to Guinea-Bissau

The DxPedition to J5C, Guinea-Bissau ended on January 22nd. I had worked another group J5Z on phone back in Sept. 2000. So my main goal was to work this team on CW. I managed to work them on 40m, 30m and 20m cw. I stayed on low power for all three contacts, about 100 watts using Hygain monobander beams on 40 and 20. I used a Cushcraft R7 vertical for the contact on 30 meters. The rig used was one of my Yaesu FT1000MP's. I had the Alpha Power 91B amplifier standing if necessary but never needed it. The team on this trip had some great operators. The next big Dxpedition will be to Clipperton Island in the Pacific just a little southwest of Mexico. Stay tuned for more dx..

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