Thursday, 24 November 2022

Portland Bay Conservation Area...

What a great activation this morning at Portland Bay Conservation Area, POTA VE-5957.

I ended up with 101 QSO's in the log after 1 hour, 50 minutes on the air. That included 3 Spanish stations and one from the UK, and 8 Park to Parks. I used my KX3 at 10w into a 20m or 40m hamstick on the roof of the worked a charm!!

The site at Portland is great, and it's a brand new site.  It's just off the highway, best of all there is no charge to use the place, and the washroom's are open year round....which is unusual here in the winter months.

When operating I had a S1 or S2 noise floor, and while the site is very close to the main Highway, and a power line, the highway noise wasn't bad at all and there is nothing from the power line.

Propagation today was: SFI=113, SN=61, A Index=3, and the K Index=1.

Here's todays contact map:

Stay Safe Out There!!!

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