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C6ARU (N4UM) and C6AUM (K4RUM) at Sandy Point - Abaco.

C6AKQ (N4BP) & C6ARU (N4UM) also at Sandy Point, Abaco

Our 2015C6A operationwas from Marsh Harbor, in the Abacos, along with C6AUM (Mike) and C6AKQ (Bob). We operated from a seaside cottage on a narrow spit of land just East of Marsh HarborNov. 24 thru Dec. 7, 2015.

We returned to the same locationin February, 2017, arrivingon February 7 and leavingon February 21. This time we usedindividual end fed half wave verticals on30 thru 10M out on the deck over salt water. We used a quarter wave vertical on 40 and inverted Ls on 80 and 160. Each of the three of us operated single band during the ARRLDXCW contest. C6AKQ was on 160, C6AUM on 40 and C6ARU on 20. C6AUM and C6AKQoperatedin the CQ WW RTTY WPX contest the week before the ARRL contest.

We plan on returning to the same location in February 2018 and employing a similar antenna setup during the CQWW RTTY WPX and ARRL DX CW contests. The available space at our location is quite limited but the proximity to salt water enhances the signals from ourvertical antennas even though we sometimes have a good deal of interference between the stations on different bands.

QTH on narrow spit of land East of Marsh Harbor.

Antennas supported by Spiderbeam poles in a stiff wind.

For C6ARU QSOs ONLY... QSL to N4UM with SASE or 2 Green Stamps. No EQSL. No LOTW.No IRCs!

Matching/loading setup used with the 80M Inv. L on 160. Wewrapped some wire around the wooden fence on the deck to get some additional loading for 160!


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