The W8JK is a famous and effective DX antenna, first built by John Kraus, W8JK, in 1937. A Beam antenna with two parallel dipoles driven with opposite phase, with a close spacing of an eighth of a wavelength.
This project is based around the recent HF1 QRP transceiver by Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE. The transceiver is an interesting SSB design with wide tuning range from 0-30MHz and should cover several amateur bands. The schematic for the transceiver can be found on the Minima mail list in this post with a PDF attachment
The Vertical Moxon had everything I was looking for, a low TOA (Takoff Angle), wide horizon coverage, and good impedance loading. All of this was in a small enough package to fit in my relatively small back yard.
The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35,000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible.