Monday, August 08, 2011
I was just trying my indoor magnetic loop on 20m meter. I spotted VK2XN, JE5FLM and W5KCM. Best distance for me was VK2XN in return. The noise level here on the island is extreme low, S1, at home it is S8 on 20 meter. Or is it the magnetic loop which is maybe low in noise? I made a QSO on 70 cm repeater with PA3BIC Frank, he lives here on the island of Ameland. I also worked Hennie PE1HB on 70 cm. I am happy that Echolink works fine with my old laptop, so I worked PA3FAH via the 70 cm repeater Leeuwarden on 340.100 MHz. It was a surprise that VY2AS Andries (Andy) shows up on the frequency. He moved in the fifties to Canada and lives on Prince Edward Island. We had a nice chat. My Echolink node is 512796.