IC-705 DX SSB QRP 5 Watts 6300 KM to Slovenia - Portable antenna - No Tuner

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  1. VE2FGJ

    VE2FGJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi this is Frank,

    As I listen to Slavko, S57DX in Slovenia, which 6300KM away, I was wondering if I could make a contact using the IC-705 with only 5 Watts. I attempted contact for 11 minutes, and almost gave up. QRP can be extremely fun… if we are patient enough.

    Antenna: 16 feet vertical (MFJ-1979) with the WRC Silver Bullet 1000 which is not really used on 20M but is used for 40M,80M. There are 3 Radials approx 12 feet. No Tuner.

    Thanks for watching! 73

    N4WLC, W9EBE, K0UO and 1 other person like this.
  2. WD4ELG

    WD4ELG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Would have been a lot easier on 20 meter CW. Just sayin'

    I was able to work a bunch of EU, South America and Hawaii on 20 CW over the past few weekends using a random wire from the local state park. I need to hook up my MFJ 1979 whip to see how it works this weekend!
  3. VE2FGJ

    VE2FGJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    What I have observed is CW goes much further, SSB is much more difficult for the same distance. The MFJ-1979 is ideal for 20M, I like it very much! Thanks for the comment and good luck on your attempts!

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