Saturday, September 05, 2009
Conditions must be pretty good tonight. I was WSPR-ing on 30 meter (where I can find many radio amateurs) and was reported by VKØBP Bob at Davis Station, Antarctica. Good for 14.733 km; my absolute record for QRP. Also a new DXCC Country WSPR and new continent. Unbelievable that my 5 watt signal is heard at the other end of the world with my Miracle Whip antenna + 10 m wire. And keep in mind there are no sunspots. So what will happen when there are sunspots again? Whoa! Other stations YU1UN 1478 km; RA3ZSE 2275 km; K2ZD 5850 km; K1JT 5924 km; W3CSW 6156 km; N1PQ 5555 km; and many others from Europe. [View a part of my log] While the rig was working I picked up my daughter (11) who was for the first time with her school-class to a disco party. As a father, I was a bit worried. Going out for the first time without her daddy and mum.