SV9/OH4FR : CQWW SSB Contest 2005 SOSB15m HighPower from Crete Island

The contest was a "One-man-show". I brought the whole stn to the north coast of Crete Island, by car.
That meant 5 days to go down, 2 days to set up the stn, 2 days contest, 1 day removal and another 5 days back
( Yes, I also had 3 weeks of sunny vacation in-between on the south coast together with my wife Maija.
Here I was qrv mobile.).Condx were not as bad as I feared with the sunspotnumber near zero (2300 QSOs).
Thanks to everybody who called me, I had great fun in the pileup!

Mobile operation from the south coast

SV9/OH4FR/m at the southcoast of Crete.
"beaming" to DL (right to left)

View from the mobile-OP-position

2 stones as last aid from crashing 50m down

Elevation, maxgain:-0,3dBi

Azimuth, F/B: 7dB@ 30
Raw-model-simulation of the mobil setup
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Mobile QTH

The Contest

Last improvment of the SWR

Bringing up...

...the antenna...

...on the rotor.

Antenna hight 4 m

Antenna hight 13 m

Direction North America

New antenna in town...

Contest QTH

The antenna for 15m and 20m

The station>


My wife Maija, who made the contest
possible by supplying me with delicious food.

This QSL card was sent to all stations I worked in the contest.