ZL to UK on 40mtrs..... marginal but a lot of fun.

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New Zealand to UK on 40mtrs is difficult at the best of times.
I had the opportunity to try out a huge antenna system here in NZ with my friend in UK.
I was operating with only 15watts as the amplifier was out of order so my UK friend had to do all the heavy lifting.
How ever a QSO was made and my friend TOM was easily heard here in New Zealand.

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Yes Tom!! :) Hell, I'll even give that a Thumbs Up!

Author — DX Commander

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Great stuff. I had my first ever DX contact today. California to Japan while portable in a park.

Author — Fred Henderson

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Now that's what I call a cracking good DX contact on 40m with 15 watts, you're the man Roly! and well done Tom

Author — Robert Johnson

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Is that the FTDX101MP rig? I'll have to sell a few things to get one of those. Thanks for the video Roly. Always enjoyable. Cheers!

Author — Martin Vanek

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Great stuff Roly. Looking forward to seeing the antenna video. I really have got to finish reassembling my shack, and get back on air.

Author — Bigfootgerry

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Long Haul DX my passion. Great work guys. 73 Joe

Author — Joseph Rostochak KN4IFI

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Hello Roly! Thx for another made with love and informative video. Happy saturday evening from Germany. 73's de Uncle Günter

Author — DK5ONV

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Just for interest - I was using a DX Commander and about 350W from a TS990 and ACOM - I could barely hear Roly but JUST enough with headphones on to get the phonemes of his voice - that was a lovely contact for me - especially when Roly told me he was using 15W!!! UK/ZL propagation at 0630 - 0730hrs or so (greyline) is good at present on 40m.

Author — Tom Rowlands

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Enjoy the South Island, they are both beautiful, so hard to choose. Looking forward to the next episode and thanks for the in shack action. 73's de ON8EI

Author — ON8EI, John

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Excellent 👍🏻 I've seen Tom on some of Callum's videos and live streams 👍🏻

Author — Richard Twyning

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Nice one Roly. Fingers crossed I will get out portable tomorrow morning to work the grey line over saltwater to try and to catch some Pacific DX Weather permitting.

Author — MM0OPX Amateur Radio

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Time for the fifty foot tower and forty yagi? Marvel what a wire can do! Must listen for you.

Author — Keith Merrick

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Hi Roly,
That was an awesome contact. Tom is a friend from across the pond. Stay safe. 73 WJ3U

Author — Don D'Egidio

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With an Acom 2000A, easy make it to ZL and further!!

Author — Robbie Phelan