APRIL 8 – TO1K now QRT. 11000 QSOs made. Photo shows operator SP9FIH at Paris CDG airport on April 7th.
About 60m band. Two hours took me to tune the right length of radial to match my provisional extention of 40m vertical (yellow wire on photo). It worked well but not many callers. Only 7 QSO on SSB and about 60 on FT8 last night.
April 4 will be the last night I operate on 40m. Probably FT8 or RTTY. And for April 5th, I will try to rebuild the antenna for 60m.
Because of strong wind I cannot put up the VDA for 15/20m. Instead, I managed to hang sloping dipoles for these bands. I hope they will work. On photo above you can see all my antennas: 2 element vertical for 40m, mast of sloping dipoles for 15/20m and VDA for 12/17m. Amplifier is damaged, so now operation is only 50W on FT8 and 100W on SSB.
MARCH 25 – Following info (and picture) posted on the TO1K webpage
I will participate in the CQ WPX SSB contest as Single Operator 40m entry if my antenna survives. My QTH in Saint Martin has very little space for antennas. I will operate until Friday 26th March on 60, 30, 17 and 12m. From the middle of next week operation will be on 40, 30, 20 and 15 meter bands.
MARCH 1, 2021 – This activity is still very uncertain due to many Covid restrictions, however Janusz SP9FIH (ex-VK9NK) is planning to QRV from Saint Martin as TO1K during March 22 to April 5, 2021. Webpage.
We have very good technicians on the island, we can certainly help with the amplifier.
Janusz started transmitting from the island.