Do we realize how wealthy we are? When you own a transceiver or other expensive radio stuff, you are one of the riches. When you see a map with radio activity, you also see a lot of blank spots all over the world. E.g. Africa and South America. Not because there are no radio amateurs over there, no it says something about lack of money. It’s a rich men’s hobby. Even the low profile amateurs with our FT817 and wire antennas. We are wealthy. And a lot of us yearn to posses that blank spot on the map. Very, very rich radio amateurs go with their expensive radio equipment to a far away island and satisfy the folks at home with a 599. And don’t think you have worked a indigenous ham radio operator. Oh no, I will not disturb your dreams but it was a rich man with a hobby. [Watch]
This morning I worked E77AW and UA1AJ with CW on 20 meter. With BPSK31 I worked on 17 meter: UA6CET, and on 20 m: RV3LZ and UA1ALW.