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Saturday, July 16, 2022

Hex DX! First Long-Haul Contact with the New Hex Beam - VK4KA on 20 SSB

This morning at around 1345 UTC I had the chance to try out my new Hex beam on some "down under" DX.  9,548 miles, 15,222 km    The DX Spot page told me that VK4KA was on 14.255 MHz.  QRZ.com said the beam heading for me was 270 degrees.   He was quite strong.  He was working a fairly huge pileup, going through callsign numbers.  He was on the 6s when I tuned in, so I had some time to test the Hex beam.  Above you can see a rough front-to-back test.  Below you can see a comparison with my old 75 meter doublet.  

A few minutes after the second video, in spite of the pileup I called VK4KA and made the contact.  I congratulated him on his homebrew Moxon.  https://www.qrz.com/db/VK4KA

It was fun to reach Australia with the new antenna. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm working on a new hex beam and hope to have results similar to yours..73 K7CMI


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