I received my LOTWcertificate today from the ARRL and I had it loaded and my new location edited and saved in no time. I'm now ready to begin electronic QSL'ing with my new call at my new QTH. I've been hand logging now for the last few months, so I need to type it into my software and get it uploaded to LOTW. I also need to get my new identity squared away with eQSL as well. Club Log will follow thereafter. Once I finally get my shack computer fixed or replaced, I will set things up on a more permanent basis. My Icom IC-756PRO probably feels left out being tucked away in its box. I hope to someday have enough room to break it out. I enjoy my Icom IC-703+ and my Icom IC-706MIIG, but they don't have the abilities that my PRO has.
IC-703+ and EndFedZ Indoor 20 Meter Wire
My IC-703+ does pretty well on it's own and the result of my monitoring JT65/JT9 last night on 20 meters showed some promising future DX contacts. My goal is to monitor 20 meters and then do some monitoring of 30 & 40 meters. I believe I have the layout in mind for my indoor 30 and 40 meter wire. I've already copied the east coast on 40 meters off of my indoor 20 meter wire! I feel that once I get my 40 meter wire hung, it should open up that band for me a bit. I'll post photos of my configuration once I get it stretched throughout the house. I enjoy chasing DX on 30 & 40 meters but I've never had a great antenna for either band. If anything, I'm hoping 40 might yield some local CW and digital contacts. Once the leaves populate the branches on the trees around the yard, I will work on some antennas which are a bit more exterior in nature. But for now, seeing the results of my monitoring session last night, what I currently have will work just fine.