Rental Tower

CQWW CW 2016 – Rent a tower

For the big SSB und RTTY contests I am always trying to go to some very competitive place to play for the top seats worldwide. The CQWW CW in November has been the “contest from home” for a few years now. At home I have a very small antenna setup and it is fun to see what’s possible with literally “nothing” and 100 watts!

2015 I operated with my simple wire vertical and a G5RV. With condition being down significantly from last year I took the opportunity to rent a portable tower with a 3 element DJ2UT Sommer Beam! What a game changer!

Well, you will not win the world with it …. but the DXCC 100 diploma is possible in one weekend!

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The complete setup was done in about two hours and can be taken down in less than one hour.

I operated 23 hours S&P where the rest of the time was reserved for the family, formula one, dinner and sleeping.

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DXCCs worked:

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It was fun all the way!

Here are some more impressions: