Finally, I worked Gibraltar, now I do have Europe complete. I have waited for 4 years to catch a station from there. Now I did, ZQ2EO John which I worked on 17 meter with CW. It's my 109th DXCC.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I had a nice qso with DL6UNF (see photo) on 17 meter. I didn't expect a answer from Germany on 17 meter, hi. Nevertheless, I was working with 5 watt, and Frank was running 200 watts. On 40 meter a nice two way qrp qso with G0WUV, we had both qsb on the signal, but we could exchange the necessary data. In the late afternoon was a nice Es opening on 6 meter. K4WZ told me via Twitter that he worked EA on 6 meter with this opening. See my log below.
Friday, May 25, 2012
I couldn't believe my ears, a very loud 599 signal from WX3B on 40 meter, he was in qso with a Russian station about the WPX contest this weekend. After this qso he was calling CQ DX, no takers that moment so I called him once with 25 watts, and he replied. Wow, that was a long time ago I worked USA on 40 meter so easily. I took this picture from Google maps (street view) a new sport of mine to locate the antennas. Here you can see the antennas in his backyard.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Look out for violating copyrights. This is what can happen. To the point, he claimed his right. But I think the blogger does the same, he violate the man's privacy by filming him on his own property and put the video on line without permission, I guess. I use photograph's from qrz.com on my blog, without problems so far, but... I can imagine they claim copyright. 100 dollar for each photo? There goes my bank account.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Earlier today, amateur astronomer Thomas Ashcraft of New Mexico detected strong shortwave radio bursts at 28 MHz and 21.1 MHz coming from the sunspot. Click to hear the "solar static" that roared out of his loudspeaker. Read more: www.spaceweather.com