I used to have a holiday home in Freshwater East, Pembrokeshire, in the far south-west of Wales. I operated portable on both 73kHz and 136kHz from Pembrokeshire several times. [More about Freshwater East and its lovely beach]
I am the only person to have transmitted on 73kHz from GW. In 2000, I took my gear to GW4HXO's QTH on the west coast and made the first (and only) 73kHz GW-GU QSO. I never did make the first G-GW 2-way QSO on 73kHz.
|Equipment:||VFO on two bands. Audio amp giving 20W on 73kHz and 10W on 136kHz (1997/8), 300/250W from October 98. Receiver is a Datong LF converter and an IC-706 at 28MHz.|
During October 98, I ran an inverted-L with 10m vertical and 50m
horizontal. Earth system was two radials 100m long and a spike. Supports
I used a kite-borne 60m semi-vertical in October 99.
|Modes||Conventional CW. Extremely slow CW (3 second dot period) is available only on transmit.|
|Best DX on 73kHz||
|Best DX on 136kHz||
|Links||List of calls heard / worked from GW.|
|Last updated 29 April 2005|