The most difficult thing about working the ops at T32C was…..well, nothing about it was difficult at all. They made it easy by having signals that were equal in quality to the ops at the key.
I don’t have an antenna for 160m and therefore wasn’t expecting to get them on that band but heard them calling this morning and what’s a DXer to do? I couldn’t just sit there listening, could I?
The AT2K tuner (that I can’t praise highly enough) was able to present a low SWR to my rig on 160 meters with my 80m dipole.
Loaded the amp up to 500 watts, called and got him on the second call.
40 and 80 meters were done QRP with 2 watts (40m) and 5 watts (80m); 10-30 meters were at 100 watts. They must have zero QRN at their location.
Regardless of the band, the antenna was the same – an 80m dipole up about 65 feet (21m) and fed with 450-ohm ladder line.
Here is a video I made of the 40m contact: