August 12, time for watching the Perseid Meteor shower. It was very clear, no clouds and I sat down in the garden together with my youngest son (12) at 3 o'clock this morning. We saw several nice meteors. After a half hour we got cold so we went inside. I turned on 6 meter and tuned for 50.230 MHz JT6M for meteor scatter. I received G1KAW/P (see picture) I did send a signal, but for meteor scatter you need a directional antenna and more output power. I do have only a 5/8 vertical. But it was nice to catch his signal by a meteor trail
On 40 meter in the early hours I worked NX8G with JT65. For the winter time en decreasing sun activity in a few years, 40 meter will my favourite spot. I worked some contest stations on 40 meter CW: KB1EFS, VE3NE, W9RE and N3RD. Good signals from over the pond.
While I was biking on vacation I saw this antenna. It looks like a radio telescope. At home I looked up in QRZ.com for more info. It was PA3CSG VHF, UHF, SHF and EME station. When I am with holidays I search and look always for antennas. I think you will do the same.
Yesterday I saw this wonderful picture of a sun rise on Mars. Wow. Have a nice Sunday.