Got this in my email today. Save your green stamps & IRC's for now guys.
YU6AO ---> The Daily DX reports that "it is now been confirmed that the station producing highest number of Montenegrin QSOs with the callsign YU6AO is actually a VHF only license and has been operated by several Serbian hams. Upgrading of the license to HF privileges is pending and suggests that QSOs made up to that point will be very questionable for DXCC purposes".
When I first was licensed I had a Hygain Hytower. Bought it off a guy for $100.00. At the time the licensing structure here in Canada was if you had the "Basic" qualifications and 5 WPM code you could transmit on 75/80 meters. So the Hytower was used for only that band. You adjusted the resonant frequency by tilting the tower over and adjusting the vertical radiator that came out the top of the tower. I had about 100 radials under it. That antenna was an absoulutely the best antenna on 75/80 meters I have ever owned. I worked the world with 100 watts as no linear at the time due also to the licensing structure. Great antenna and I to would have another in a heart beat if it were not for the cost.
There are some countries I would like to work particularily on 75 meters. I am not talking major Dx but some S. American countries and such. How does one go about setting up a sked to work someone in a needed DX country? Jeff VA3XQ
Had an ice storm snap my HF-2V vertical in half. Called Butternut(Bencher) on the Monday and had the parts by Thursday afternoon and was up and running . Super service considering I live in Canada and these parts had to be shipped via UPS over the border through customs etc. They supplied a UPS tracking number to me to follow it along. Great antenna, great company to deal with. Thanks Guys!!!!! Jeff VA3XQ
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