OE5TXF : Contesting : Nov 2020 - Jan 2021

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Installing 18m Spiderbeam-pole. 80m vertical on heavy clay soil. 20m wire dipole at about 6m high.

The first antennas at the OE5 QTH were very low wire dipoles for 80m, 40m and 20m. The first more major antenna was a quarter-wave vertical for 80m. The soil in this part of Austria is soggy clay. It is many years since G3TXF has operated at a QTH on heavy clay. I am hoping that the wet clay will help the antennas at OE5TXF. An additional antenna for 160m is planned, as well as increasing the height of the 20m and 40m dipoles.

The table shows the HF Contests which have been entered by OE5TXF from the JN78 QTH near Wels during the final two months of 2020 and during early 2021

Date Callsign Contest / Mode QSOs Notes
17-Jan-21 OE5TXF HA-DX-Contest 650 20m, 40m and 80m : CW only
17-Jan-21 OE5TXF RSGB AFS-SSB  115 40m and 80m : SSB only
11-Jan-21 OE5TXF RSGB HQP-2 301 HQP Series 2 : CW-FT4-RTTY-SSB
10-Jan-21 OE5TXF RSGB AFS-DATA 206 40m and 80m : RTTY and PSK-63
9-Jan-21 OE5TXF UBA PFX PSK63 332 20m, 40m and 80m : PSK-63 only
6-Jan-21 OE5TXF UKEI 80m SSB 40 80m vertical on clay with 17 shortish radials
6-Jan-21 OE5TXF CWOps CWT 64 40m and 80m : CW only
4-Jan-21 OE5TXF RSGB HQP-2 331 HQP Series 2 : CW-FT4-RTTY-SSB 
3-Jan-21 OE5TXF ARRL RTTY RU 300 RTTY only on 80m, 40m and 20m
2-Jan-21 OE5TXF RSGB AFS-CW 242 40m and 80m : CW only
30-Dec-20 OE5TXF CWOps CWT 49 80m vertical on clay with 17 shortish radials
28-Dec-20 OE5TXF RSGB HQP-1 310 HQP Series 1 : CW-FT4-RTTY-SSB 
27-Dec-20 OE5TXF RAEM Contest 362 80m vertical and low dipoles for 40m and 20m
23-Dec-20 OE5TXF CWOps CWT 63 80m vertical on clay with 17 shortish radials
21-Dec-20 OE5TXF RSGB HQP-1 240 Series 1 : CW-FT4-RTTY-SSB 
20-Dec-20 OE5TXF 9A-CW-Contest 525 80m vertical and low dipoles for 40m and 20m
19-Dec-20 OE5TXF OK-DX-RTTY 205 80m vertical and 40m dipole
16-Dec-20 OE5TXF CWOps CWT 49 80m vertical on clay with 17 shortish radials
09-Dec-20 OE5TXF CWOps CWT 68 80m vertical on clay with 17 shortish radials
05-Dec-20 OE5TXF FT RU FT4-FT8 393 80m vertical and 40m dipole at 7m high
02-Dec-20 OE5TXF CWOps CWT 47 80m vertical on clay with 17 shortish radials
28-Nov-20 OE5TXF CQWW-CW 1,576 80m vertical on clay with 17 shortish radials
26-Nov-20 OE5TXF RSGB 80m CW 55 80m vertical on clay with just two radials
25-Nov-20 OE5TXF UKEI 80m CW 65 80m vertical on clay with just two radials
21-Nov-20 OE5TXF LZ-DX Contest CW 760 Low wire dipoles for 20m/40m and 80m vertical
16-Nov-20 OE5TXF RSGB 80m FT4 48 Low 80m dipole at 6ft
14-Nov-20 OE5TXF WAE-RTTY 479 Low wire dipoles for 20m, 40m and 80m
11-Nov-20 OE5TXF RSGB 80m SSB 25 Low 80m dipole at 6ft
11-Nov-20 OE5TXF CWOps CWT 13 Low 80m dipole at 6ft

It is hoped that further HF antennas will be added during the coming months.

The photo shows the sun setting at a nearby location outside near Wels in Upper Austria.