This afternoon the G5RV wire went back into its box to make place for the vertical. It's time for the serious work !
As always - it will never change - there is still some work to do. Especially the vertical antenna with elevated radials must be assembled and tested. Thursday the 4 radials for 160m and 8 radials for 80m will be put on place about 3m above the ground. On Friday morning the 30m vertical terminated by the mfj998rt is the final work to perform.
I keep the manual tuner as a backup solution... I can't take the risk to have a non-performing vertical at Friday noon just a few hours before the start of the contest.
Friday afternoon is sleeping time till around 22h utc.
This evening there is a web-event organised by the cqww team to explain the new rules. I wonder if they are going to talk about sdr-checks during the contest...
The WAG was a nice event. There was a nice run in CW on 40m but the general interest seemed rather low (or most guys were playing in ssb).