Plans are underway for my operating in the 2008 CQ WPX Contest (SSB).
So near end of March I shall be flying down to Nice, France to visit my Uncle who is also a Radio Amaetur.
I will be taking part using his equipment and my callsign as F/MÃ˜TZO (first time in a foreign country as a Ham as well) as a Single Operator. This means I can operate upto 36 hours during the 48 hour contest. Wonder how much I can actually do??
This will not be a go all out to win entry, but more to operate from different location and practise my contesting skills.
My uncle has an Icom IC-737. (www.rigpix.com/icom/ic737.htm)
I will of course do some casual non-contest operating whilst there and may also build a SoftRock TxRx 20m kit.
As internet will be available I will be updating this blog, my other blog with non-amateur radio stuff, and my gallery with photos.