Now active on 40m SSB and data
I recently moved houses and now have the space for a full-size, end-fed dipole for 40m. I installed it yesterday by stringing it from the third-floor balcony of my house to the balcony of a neighboring building (which, conveniently, is a friend’s office). It is strung toward the northeast.
It is too early to assess performance. I made only two QSOs last night, with hams at a single QTH in Indonesia. I also heard what sounded like Central Asian and Russian stations but they were ragchewing. Otherwise, I didn’t hear much on SSB and was rather disappointed.
I’ll try again over the next couple of nights. If performance seems reasonable, I may participate in this weekend’s CQ WW SSB contest as a single-band (40m) entrant. Otherwise, I am tempted to spend the weekend at my old place, with the 5-band vertical!
I hope to hear you soon on 40m.