Summer is here, on the calender. We had rain again and a lot of wind. No sun. yeah, a big flare, what may give aurora June 23. Anyway, condx on 17 meter were poor. I heard only two pile ups, and I hate pile ups. Don't mind phone or CW. I hate split working stations. It is complete madness. I like quietness such as the 20m QRP frequency. That's why I like JT65A, no pile ups, maybe two stations double, but that don't bother. Easiness, time to put the station in the logbook while transmitting. I did work 4Z5OA Leonid (see photo) from Akko Israel and RX9KT Yuri from Muravlenko (4049 km) on 20 meter JT65A, not with QRP but with Low Power 25 watts. It took 15 minutes and see where I am reported in the same time:
Not bad at all. This afternoon I was struggling with Skype, because an old friend from a long time ago, living in Switzerland now, want to Skype with me. But the extra USB cable for the web cam was giving RFI problems so my router was out of order again. When I disconnected the USB cable the problem was over.