Dennis, W1UF wrote:
Today I had my first SteppIR x SteppIR QSO.
It started with EG9IA on 17 followed by 9K2OK. Then
EG9IA on 20. I moved off frequency and said 1-2-3
test and was called by 8Q/DL1SMT. Other QSO's logged
ZX7XX, JY5HX and 4X4WN. Just about every contact got
S9++ reports, including a long chat with DF2BO from
The day was topped off with a two-way SteppIR with
GW3YDX. I had a bit of fun and held my tongue as he
told me about his antenna and went through the 180
degree demo. I then fessed up and we had a grand chat
I can imagine Ron, YDX's reaction...don't keep us in
the dark, what did Thomas, DF2BO say?
Do you have a sense of how it's working, other than
folks hear you? i.e. f/b & gain? The 12' boom should
start to become a limiting factor on 20.