September 14, 2018 Marek SP5ISZ announced that he had started up QRP from the island of Milos. He had an ICOM 703 (10W only) with a 7.5 Ah battery, an LW 41m antenna about 6m above the ground, about 50m from the sea on the beach. With a 9: 1 transformer, the antenna has tuned up from 3.5 MHz upwards. Calling CQ did not give anything, the call of the station which he heard on 59+ was more effective. He made 6 contacts with G, DK, PB, SM with reports from 51 to 57. Conditions were difficult. 3.5 MHz totally empty. 7 MHz several stations, 14 MHz as normal to noon, then the level of interference exceeded S9. The next day on Sunday around 9 am (local time) I managed to make contact with Marek with quite good audibility in both directions.
On Monday morning, Marek as SV8/SP5ISC/p tried to call on 14 MHz. After receiving the SMS, I appeared on the band, but I didn’t catch Marek. After an hour of CQ and 1 contact with the German from Frankfurt, Marek decided that swimming in the sea makes more sense. Strong wind was blowing. The tent did not fly because it was heavily loaded. I attach a picture showing the work conditions of Marek.