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A new QTH with Antenna Restrictions: How to make HF contesting work when temporary antennas are the only option.
Don Field (G3XTT)
Don Field, G3XTT, is a DXer and contester , with over 50 years in the hobby. He is at the top of the DXCC Honor Roll and has over 3000 on the DXCC Challenge. He managed the IOTA Contest for 12 years and has served on various RSGB Committees. He has taken part in many DXpedition operations, including the Five Star DXpeditions to 9M0, D6, 3B9, 3B7 and T32. And for the past seven years, Don has been editor of the UK bookshelf magazine Practical Wireless. At his previous QTH, where he lived for 34 years, Don had a 60ft tower with, most recently, a SteppIR Yagi along with a 6m beam and wire antennas for the low bands. However, 18 months ago Don relocated with his family to a new QTH where, for various reasons, he has no plans for a tower. However, this has not prevented Don from contesting or DXing. In 2020 he made almost 11,000 QSOs with ‘temporary’ antennas of various descriptions. His talk will focus on how he is able to continue his hobby with such temporary arrangements, actually benefiting from the flexibility this offers in being able to try out different antenna configurations.
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