Started up JTDX and only seeing a few stations reported on each time block (normally it’s at least 20-30 on each pass). Looked up, antenna cable was not connected to the balun. Yes, digimodes are that good 😀
New 9:1 balun (bigger) from hfkits.com is in place, no more overheating on digital modes. I’ve also dropped the EFHW coil for 80m, as it didn’t manage to get it running properly; so just 40, 20, 15 and 10 for now with a simple wire and a bit better SWR on all bands.
40m and 20m knackering round and about as usual.
And they said “100W is only half point” or something…
Windstorm took down my EFHW (one of the plastic ties broke, imagine that). Thankfully, the balun survived without touching the ground and I had to fish it out (yay Decathlon fishing pole, most useful ham tool) from a juniper tree. Put it back up, shortened a little the 80m tail (after the coil) aaand ……(Continue Reading)