Elecraft K3 Transceiver
Toshiba Satellite Laptop
160 Meter Dipole and the K3's tuner
8P9DF in operation. This is my second trip with the K3 and
I love, love, love that radio for contesting.
We didn't have very good luck with the antennas. I know how hard it is to maintain
antennas expecially in the salty Caribbean so I don't want to be too critical. However,
I do want to explain why my score was very mediocre. The tri-bander was totally out of
commission. The vertical tuned perfectly on all bands however nobody heard me. I switched
to the coax fed 160m dipole which is up about 35 to 40 feet at the center and heard
more stations. So, this was my only antenna for the week with the K3 tuning to the coax.
Even though this was not the optimuim contesting set-up I still had plenty of stations
to work and had an enjoyable time.