P4 operations by W5AJ covered from CQ WW 1998 to CQ WW Oct. 2002.
The operations took place at the P40V cottage which has been sold thus ending
our trips to the P4 cottage. However that will not end the contesting trips.
My fun moment was the CQ WW SSB 2000 which was a Low Power All Band Single Op
operation and broke the world record.
W5AJ operator. KD5AAU cook & beverage - as in antenna - support (my son).
Old World record was 7.3M set in 1997.
The RAW P40P score is 9.1M TEN meters was GREAT with over 2800 QSO's on 10 alone.
Low Bands noisy so if you talked to us on 160 or 80 you must have a nice setup!
I thought the 2000 test was one of the worse 160 contest conditions.
QSL via WJ5DX Direct.
Our first attempt on assisted class from P4 was Oct. 2001.
I flew a full sized 80 meter loop held up by delta wing kite for the 2001 contest.
It seemed most effective into the states on Saturday night but the winds did not support it
The link has two 600K pictures but you should be able to make out the kite, loop and kite string going
up to the top of the loop if you are on at least 16bit color with a good resolution.
My son standing in front of the P40V cottage. Note the Church being built to the right.
The second attempt at assisted class was Oct. 2002 and our final operation from the cottage.
By the raw score a new SOHPA world record was set.
W5AJ (Robert) standing south side behind the P40V cottage on Aruba. Photo by KD5AAU (Spencer).
Can you find another 40/20 monobander like this one in the world???
It's not a stock item or in ANY catalog, so guess agn !
Each monobander is made by different company.
All text and photos are copyright 2000 by Robert Wood W5AJ