[pskmail] Back from Cyprus

  • From: Per Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2007 17:45:20 +0100

Hi all,

I just got back home from Cyprus. I brought my FT-817, a 4 meter wire
antenna and my laptop
so I wanted to try some PSKmail from there. I did some predictions
before I went there and they 
all Indicated that it would be close to impossible to make it work. 3-5
watts and a tiny wire antenna
was just not good enough. I decided to try anyway ;-)

Here is a picture of the fantastic antenna ;-)

Needless to say the antenna QTH really was very bad. To make matters
worse I was in the middle of the commercial
harbour with lots of machinery and ships creating a heavy QRM cloud.

Here is a picture of me, the laptop and rig within the tent:

So, the result? I was able to send my position and got QSL (not every
time but...). I also managed to connect
to my server at home in Stockholm using 3 watts !

Here is a picture of the QTH, from findu at:

So, 3 watts and 2950 km distance makes 983 km per watt !
Pretty good :-)

73 de Per, sm0rwo

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