Hello Northern Ireland (2022.09.12)

in OCD9 months ago

Today I made a QSO (a two-way radio contact) with MI0AIH David from Cookstown, Northern Ireland on 14.260 MHz. The distance is 2047 km.

At first, I barely heard him calling CQ (general call), just above the noise, but later his signal strength went up (to 52). He heard me properly (he gave me a 57 signal report).

My equipment:
Radio (transceiver): Yaesu FT-450D.
Antenna: 30 meters long wire antenna in the garden, approximately two or three meters above the ground.
My QTH (the location of my radioamateur station): Tiszasüly, Hungary.

Have a nice day. All the best. Greetings and much love from Hungary.



Which output power did you use? I think it's a good result considering such low height of your antenna! Do you use any tuner between your transceiver and antenna?

I used and I usually use 100 Watts. The Yaesu FT-450D has a built-in ATU (Automatic Antenna Tuner). I am regularly using that. I have good experience with it. It can tune a lot of things, including a random length of wire. I am using it with this 30 meters long wire antenna. It can tune this wire antenna on any radioamateur band between 1.8 MHz and 50 MHz.

Oh iit's great! My fault i've forget that 450D has it's own tuner...