OZ DX Net from the back verandah

Last Wednesday (15th July 2020) I joined the OZ DX Net on 7.175 on the 40m band.  The OZ DX Net is the successor to the very successful 7130 DX Net which ran for many years.

As I have just moved to a new QTH, I don’t have a permanent shack or permanent antennas up in the air at the moment.  I have set up a temporary station on my back verandah which comprises the Yaesu FT-857d, 30 watts output, and my 20/40/80m linked dipole.  The dipole is inverted vee configuration, supported by a 7-metre telescopic squid pole.

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Conditions on the net were average.  But I did manage one DX contact to Chuck K9RM in Indiana, USA and a number of Australian stations.  Below is a short video of some of those contacts.

My noise floor was a little high, and I have since worked out where the noise originated, and that was the downlights on the back verandah.

The OZ DX Net is held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1000 UTC, usually on 7.175 or thereabouts.

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