Even better, Masanobu sent confirmation on Logbook of the Wolrd almost immediately!
The second activation was conducted on the same day as the Canvey Rally which also presented an opportunity to activate Canvey Island (west and east – WAB TQ78 and TQ88) for the Worked all Britain group. I also managed to activate Two Tree Island (TQ88) for the WABers, that activation also included Parks on the Air (POTA) G-0090 (Leigh Nature Reserve).
Equipment used: Yaesu FT857D, Ampro whip antennas for 20m and 40m, Ultramax 18Ah LifePO4 battery.
Find out more about ECA here: https://englishcastlesawards.uk/
Find out more about WAB here: http://wab.intermip.net/default.php
Fina out more about POTA here: https://parksontheair.com/
Find out more about the English Castle Award (ECA) programme here: https://englishcastlesawards.uk/
The ECA programme is part of the World Castle Award (WCA) here: http://wcagroup.org/
Google Earth KMZ layers showing the English Castle references and 1000m activation zones can be downloaded from this ECA page along with a Google Maps version also: https://englishcastlesawards.uk/reference-map/
Note how activation zones overlap so it is possible to activate multiple castle reference from a single operating site.
Thanks to Bob M0MJA for his management of the ECA programme.
US States worked (green), not too great to the mid-west 🙁
By band: 80m (3), 40m(22), 20m(19), 15m(13), 10m(12)
South Georgia and Antarctica all copying my tiny 1W WSPR signal on 40m!
Not heard in Antractica last night but very happy to be decoded on their two receivers this evening:
Nothing received in the Antarctic yet but nice to see a couple of spots on Reunion Island and a spot at the Canadian Acrtic station.
1W from QCX Mini …
Comparison of my entry between 2021 and 2022:
DXCC in one contest!
Despite that on Saturday morning the conditions were not great: