QRV again. I have been able to restore the moxon and the two endfed antennas. I will try to be on air with this new setup: Moxon 2 el. vert. for 20 meters armstrong rotable from 320 to 60 degrees. Endfed 49:1 38 meters 040/220 degrees, endfed 9:1 16 meters 350/170 degrees.
— Daniel Ferrato – IK2SGL and OA9DVK (@IK2SGL) August 3, 2020
QRT. I announce my qrt for awhile. This morning all three antennas got broken, one of the poles broke and got parted into pieces. the 2 endfeds were teared off because of the tension of the pole collasping and the moxon decided to fall as well. I give up for today.
— Daniel Ferrato – IK2SGL and OA9DVK (@IK2SGL) July 27, 2020
AUGUST 10, 2019 — Daniel, ex–IK2SL/OA9 is now active from the Amazon Rainforest as OA9DVK and is QRV when time permits.
He is active on 160-6m using a TS-480SAT with Inverted V antenna (40-160m) and a homebrew mono-band quad for HF bands.
Daniel moved to the Peruvian Selva (isolated rainforest) with his wife as they are international volunteers in a worldwide education program and contact & help the indigenous people of the region: the Awajun people.
Daniel writes: “There is nothing better than to help others and use our own energies and resources to give hope to people.”
The area “9” of Peru is rare. There appears to be no other OA9 stations active. Look for Daniel on 20m around 22:00utc. QSL via LoTW and eQSL. Twitter @IK2SGL