3Y0Z and 17 Meters

I’m having a lot of fun dreaming about working 3Y0Z. Its next to the last entity I need to work them all – but I am not feeling bittersweet at all – I say “bring it”. I will be relieved when I work them all, but the one thing that DXCC Top of Honor Roll offers is  a way to “collect them all”. Its…

3Y0Z – 17M Dipole Up 50′

After 16 years straight, I’m finding it harder and harder to care about “serious” DX-ing. The DXCC program, the “dxpedition announcements” just don’t interest me any more. I am truly in “maintenance mode”. I’m really looking forward to ending my last goals, and ASAP. I’m ready to cash in my DXCC chips. 16 years of hitting it hard was enough. Now, don’t get me…

3Y0Z to the West Coast on 17 and 15M

There is no doubt that you better have your antenna game on on all bands from 160 – 20M if you are on the West Coast and if you need Bouvet – 3Y0Z. In the above I plot a 66′ ladder line fed doublet up 50′ vs. my Inverted L. At first glance, the Doublet (which happens to be an extended double zepp (edz)…