Monday, October 11, 2010
Still there are conditions on 2 meter. I worked this morning G7RAU Dave from the Isle of Wight with 5 watt CW. The only mode with more chance for a qso on 2 meter with qrp and a small vertical. All voice repeater channels are busy with repeaters from the Netherlands, Belgium and England. No chance for a qso because when I hear a far away repeater, the moment I push the mike button I activate a nearby repeater. But it is nice to listen to a crowded 2 meter. When the conditions are over the band will be silent again. You can check for tropospheric conditions here. Then I realized that I could turn off the sub audio tone.
Now I worked via DBØOBK in Osnabruck, Germany DO6NP Nils. Distance 228 km. First time I worked Germany on 2 meter. Via repeater ONØLB I worked PE1B/P Ruud from Maastricht (206 km).