Skopje - Square Macedonia - construction work everywhere.
1 day before the contest I traveled from Skopje to Stip.
During Saturday we set up the 2x6 el antenna. originally we planned a 6m boom single rotated YAGI + plus fixed 3x6 el YAGi towards 340 degree, but due to missing hardware, we decided to change to 6el short YAGIs.
Unfortunately the rotator direction was not set to the proper direction during installation, which caused some problem later in finding the correct direction.
PA = 1kW. Worked well without any outage.
Original plan was to use FT1000MP with transverter, but it turned out that the available Field version's TRV output was not modified in advance. The factory set up - according to user manual - provides parallel output to TRV and normal PL output on IF. I did not want to burn down the PA and did not want to cause interference to the HAMs working in the neighbouring room on 20 and 40m. So we changed to FT726R. The antenna and this change might have resulted in weaker RX performance.
Room for improvement for next time... Due to poor RX side, QSO even with S5 was difficult.
Dime/Z35Z is hunting for new stations.
The hangar and the towers from the runway during my spare time. Tower in the middle is for short wave antenna. The used tower is on the right of the green lorry.
I do not give up. Next time I will run from Peren/1326m. I had some problems with my YAGIs as well. Aluminium to aluminium contacts by screws were not reliable. So I will change to soldered Cu to Cu contacts.