Great-Ears Stations

Good-Ears Stations with Modest Antennas

(Last updated on Mar. 6, 2016)

Many of the stations I worked with 500 milliwatts and dipole antennas were using a big antenna(s) on a high tower(s).

But not all the stations were such "big guns".

Surprisingly, using modest antennas the following stations successfully received my very weak signals to make our QSOs.

I am grateful to these great-ears stations.


My output power: 500 milliwatts, unless otherwise indicated.
My antenna: Dipoles mounted on my apartment balcony
Mode: CW
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Call(Entity Name), Band(m), Month/Year, His/Her Antenna
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G3NKQ (England), 12m, Mar. '16, Dipole according to his message

OK1KW (Czech Republic), 10m, Nov. '12, Dipole according to his message

PE7T (Netherlands),  10m, Oct. '12, G5RV according to his message

OH0/OK2BOB (Aland Is.), 17m, Jun. '12, Dipole according to his QSL card

NP4G (Puerto Rico), 15m, May '12, 5ele beam, but toward the side direction (toward Yemen), according to his e-mail

AE1T (NH, USA), 15m, Apr. '12, 2ele quad according to his message

VA2WDQ (QC, Canada), 15m, Apr. '12, 2ele yagi according to his QRZ.com page

RA1QD (European Russia), 10m, Dec. '11, R8 vertical according to his eQSL

PA4VHF (Netherlands), 12m & 17m, Dec. '11, 2ele yagi according to his QRZ.com page

YN7SU(Nicaragua), 10m, Nov. '11, Dipole according to his e-mail

IZ3DVU (Italy), 10m, Nov. '11, R8 vertical according to his QRZ.com page

HA8QZ (Hungary), 10m, Nov. '11, GP according to his QSL

OH5TS (Finland), 10m, Nov. '11, Dipole according to his message

CO6LP (Cuba), 10m, Nov. '11, 2ele yagi according to his QRZ.com page

LX1KC (Luxembourg), 10m, Nov. '11, Dipole according to his e-mail

MU/PA9M (Guernsey Is.), 10m, Oct. '11, Vertical according to his website

MJ0ASP (Jersey Is.), 12m, Oct. '11, Vertical according to his QRZ.com page

OK2RRR/QRP(his power: 5 watts) (Czech Republic), 10m, Oct. '11, vertical dipole according to his message

ES6DO (Estonia), 10m, Oct. '11, Inverted L according to his eQSL

E74IW (Bosnia-Herzegovina), 10m, Oct. '11, 2 ele Quad according to his QRZ.com page

WA1Z (NH, USA), 10m, Oct. '11, 2 ele beam according to his website

EI9KC (Ireland), 10m, Oct. '11, 2ele delta loop according to his website

DF1UQ (Fed. Rep. of Germany), 10m, Oct. '11, 2ele Quad according to his message

VE2DHS (Canada), 12m, Oct. '11, a mini-beam according to his message (probably as shown in his QRZ.com page)

DL6UNF (Fed. Rep. of Germany), 10m, Oct. '11, R7 vertical according to his message

DL6UNF (Fed. Rep. of Germany), 12m, Oct. '11, R7 vertical according to his message

RL2A (European Russia), 12m, Oct. '11, GP according to his message

LY2MM (Lithuania), 12m, Oct. '11, Dipole or Vertical according to his eQSL

IV3DXW (Italy, EU-130), 12m, Sep. '11, Vertical according to his QSL

9A2TN (Croatia), 12m, Sep. '11, GP according to his eQSL

K2ZJ (NY, USA), 12m, Sep. '11, Double extended Zepp for 17m band according to his e-mail

FG5FR (Guadelope), 12m, Sep. '11, Dipole ("D3W") according to his QSL card

SV1CQN (Greece), 17m, June '11, 2ele quad according to his QRZ.com page (my ANT: Loaded shortened dipole)

DL0NW (Fed. Rep. of Germany), 17m, June '11, 2ele quad (my ANT: Loaded shortened dipole)

F5UOW/P (EU-032, France), 17m, June '11, levy antenna (multiband dipole) according to his e-mail (my ANT: Loaded shortened dipole)

DL5ANT (Fed. Rep. of Germany), 17m, May '11, 2ele quad (my ANT: Loaded shortened dipole)

G3RWF (England), 17m, May '11, Dipole according to his message (my ANT: Loaded shortened dipole)

LA7GIA (Norway), 17m, May '11, G5RV according to his message (my ANT: Loaded shortened dipole)

GW0ETF (Wales), 17m, May '11, Doublet according to his message (my ANT: Loaded shortened dipole)

F8DGY (France), 17m, May '11, 2ele yagi according to his message (my ANT: Loaded shortened dipole)

5N6/YL2SW (Nigeria), 17m, May '11, Dipole according to his e-mail (my ANT: Loaded shortened dipole)

EI0CZ (Ireland), 17m, May '11, Dipole according to his e-mail (my ANT: Loaded shortened dipole)

EA2CAR (Spain), 15m, Apr. '11, 2ele quad

SV9/DJ7RJ (Crete), 17m, Mar. '09, Multiband inverted-L according to his letter

LY1000M (Lithuania), 17m, Feb. '09, GP according to his eQSL

GM4FAM (Scotland), 40m, Nov. '08, Vertical according to his e-mail (my power: 5W; my antenna: dipole 10.6m in length; Gain: minus 5dB, equivalent to running 1.6W to a full-size dipole)

F6FGB (France), 17m, Nov. '08, 2ele quad

DL1VDL (Fed. Rep. of Germany), 17m, Oct. '08, 2ele yagi

IS0GQX (Sardinia), 17m, Oct. '08, 2ele yagi

US5EM (Ukraine), 17m, Oct. '08, Dipole according to his message

OE2ASL (Austria), 17m, Oct. '08, Dipole according to his message

UA6GR (European Russia), 17m, Oct. '08, 2ele quad

K5KS (Texas, USA), 40m, Feb. '08, Vertical (my power: 5W; my antenna: dipole 10.6m in length; Gain: minus 5dB, equivalent to running 1.6W to a full-size dipole)

IV3UHL (Italy), 40m, Jan. '08, Dipole according to his e-mail (my power: 5W; my antenna: dipole 10.6m in length; Gain: minus 5dB, equivalent to running 1.6W to a full-size dipole)

IV3UHL (Italy), 17m, Oct. '07, 2ele yagi

UA4FUW (European Russia), 17m, Oct. '07, Dipole according to his message

OJ0B (Market Reef), 17m, Sep. '07, 2ele SteppIR

LX1KC (Luxembourg), 17m, Mar. '07, 2ele vertical array for 7MHz according to his e-mail

I1YRL (Italy), 17m, Mar. '07, 2ele yagi

UN7JAC/QRP (Kazakhstan), 15m, Mar. '07, Loop

F6GCP (France), 17m, Feb. '07, 2ele beam

IK2RMZ (Italy), 17m, Dec. '06, 4dBd-gain antenna

XQ6ET (Chile), 15m, Nov. '01, Dipole according to his message

3C5J (Equatorial Guinea), 15m, Oct. '01, Long wire on an oil platform (my power: 5W)

RA3XA (European Russia), 15m, Mar. '01, Vertical

C56/DL7CM (The Gambia), 15m, Mar. '01, Vertical (my power: 5W)

RW4PAM (European Russia), 15m, June '00, GP

EA8BWP(Canary Is.), 15m, Nov. '99, Dipole according to QSL

EL2WW(Liberia), 15m, Nov. '99, Dipole(1,2) acc. to his mail
My dipole for this QRPp 500mW QSO was this.
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On high HF bands,

A "modest antenna" herein means
a single element antenna, e.g., a dipole, vertical, loop, etc.;
and
a 2 element antenna, e.g., a 2 element yagi, HB9CV, quad, etc.

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Note: This list contains some QSOs made using my previous callsign.

Note: This list does NOT contain QSOs with Oceania stations and
East-Asia stations.



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