Today on 6 meter I worked EA9UG from Ceuta and Melilla (North Africa) with CW. Also worked: LY2IJ, EA5CLH and EA7AH (the last one with RTTY)
Finally I made it. 65 years. Officially old age. 30 years ago or more people were at the end of their life. They add some years afterwards and then they died. But now… I am alive and kicking. Yep, I like all things I do in my life. I celebrate life because I love to be here on this planet. Enjoying the here and now, the most important thing. Especially the birthday pie.
I read some interesting news at QRP-er blog: TEN-TEC Introduces the Model 506 Rebel: an open-source QRP transceiver.
Yesterday I realized that my ears are incapable to pick up a weak signal from a S8 noise floor. That makes it difficult for weak CW or SSB signals. I use more and more digital modes like JT9-1 and JT65. They have no problem with a higher noise floor. Yesterday I spotted G7CNF on 20m with 10 mW. -24 dB. We can’t hear such signals with the human ear. Thanks to the increasing nowadays technology.
Nice video about Holland and The Netherlands. It’s good explanation about things I don’t know myself, really.
Well, radio activity is a bit low here. I am waiting for sporadic E, there were Es warnings for multihop propagations but I couldn't hear anything. I do have only a vertical antenna for 6 meter. Today I am WSPR-ing on 10 meter with 5 watts. First station who spotted me was LB9YE. 1412 km.
I use two browsers for the Internet. Chrome and Firefox. Why? I have different accounts and I don't have to log in all the time. But I noticed something strange. Firefox has updated my favourite blog widget, but Chrome didn't. I was reading Larry's blog about his QRP contact with Oman. But in Chrome that blog entry wasn't there. Only his old entry from 14 hours earlier. Hum, very strange. (yes, I did F5 my browser)