IC-705 DX SSB 7100KM Bulgaria, Slovenia, Italy, France and Brazil

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  1. VE2FGJ

    VE2FGJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi this is Frank, today we are going to make DX contacts in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Italy, France and Brazil with the IC-705 at 10 watts, using a 16 feet vertical antenna, 3 radials and no tuner. The location is the Massawippi Trails in Quebec, a beautiful elevated location with a low noise floor, perfect to do radio. So sit back, relax, let’s make some DX contacts!

    Timelime - Operators
    00:38 - LZ1JY - Bulgaria
    01:57 - S52WW - Slovenia
    02:59 - PV8AL - Brazil
    04:00 - F5RAG - France
    05:25 - IK4GRO - Italy



    Location: Massawippi Trails, Quebec

    Antenna: MFJ-1979, 3 sections collapsed, WRC Silver Bullet 1000, No tuner

    Battery: Bioenno 4.5A

    Tripod: Manfrotto 055DB
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  2. M7BLC

    M7BLC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Low noise floor ! Goes green with envy - mine is usually S 5-9 depending on conditions and time of the day :-( .
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  3. VE2FGJ

    VE2FGJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yeah me too, at home noise can be S9, this is why I enjoy portable activities, I can make 10W clean contacts where at home I would barely be able to hear them.
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  4. PU2OZT

    PU2OZT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Helps that PV8AL is in Roraima, closest brazilian point to you, owning a huuuuge antenna?

  5. W3AMT

    W3AMT Ham Member QRZ Page

    My noise floor can be up to S7 some time. Mainly in the summer months When I am lucky is a S 3-4
  6. VE2FGJ

    VE2FGJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Those "big gun" antennas are so amazing, they allow smaller stations to make great contacts.
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  7. K9GLS

    K9GLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yep... done all that and more with 6 watts and a FT-818 SSB... strand of wire and some radials. All those and add Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Poland, Spain, Norway... gosh I should make videos.
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  8. VE2FGJ

    VE2FGJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    That is very good, congratulations! :)
    Make videos... yes those are great to share and motivate others to go outside of the shack and enjoy the very low noise floor!
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  9. VE2TH

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    Super François, merci de partager. continue de faire ce beau travail.-

    Nous faisons la même chose ici durant la belle saison, avec une "fishpole", installé en dipole vertical,
    et on préfère les bords de mer pour bénéficier de l'eau salé. (SALT WATER AMPLIFIER) .

    Bonne fin de semaine, et à la prochaine

    72/73 Michel VE2TH The QRP'er
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  10. VE2FGJ

    VE2FGJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Merci Michel,
    J'ai aussi tenté une dipole verticale (fabrication maison) faudrait que je m'y remette, j'imagine que c'est excellent pour le DX. Sur le bord de l'eau aussi, ca doit etre vraiment bon. Bon contacts et peut-etre se rejoindre "On The Air" 73! :)

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