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Friday, 04.03.2011

A warm front is passing by, raining heavily, I remained in the cabin all day. The afternoon I tried to make HAM connections on the 7,10,14 Mhz bands. The current vertical whip antenna cannot be used for 7 M. Although I managed to connect to a HAM operator in Brindisi, 300 miles east, and my signal was very-very bad, he could hardly read me. Later in the evening I fabricated a dipole antenna for 7 M and managed to reach an operator in

Southampton, he read me 5/9, it is quite amazing. The dipole is a big hassle to install on the boat (20 meters wire), but may come handy later. These lower frequencies are new to me. 7 M was running so well in the middle of the night, a weekend contest just started...
Position: Badolato 38 35.450N 016 34.084E

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This is a sailing blog. My name is Máté, I am a Hungarian sailor. Since 2006, as my time and money allows, I engage in cruising adventures on the waters of Europe, with my small boat, the Glatisant. This site is about these journeys.
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