My Most Recent QSO's

Friday, March 25, 2011


This one is questionable because I didn't get the customary QSL response from this station. But I know he heard me because he returned most of my call several times. It was one of those contacts where you get bits and pieces of it (on the high null of the signal) as it drifts back and forth into the noise.

Officially, I can't claim the contact, and since the operator didn't have an e-mail posted on the web, I'll never know for sure if he copied my call correctly or not.

But this was the first time I've heard this prefix. It was so unusual (MW0) that it literally jumped right out in front of me when I heard him calling.

I also remember this castle. My wife and I visited here when we traveled by coach from the tip of Scotland, thru Wales, and onward to London. It's beautiful country and reminded me of home because of it's mountains. We even took a train to the peak of its highest mountain.

I have great memories of this entire trip. I found the United Kingdom to be a fascinating place. Every country has its problems but I found life much more simple here and I admire that in any culture.

We all seem to go out of our way to make life much more complicated than it needs to be.

Why can't we keep it simple?  (QRP)


Bert, PA1B said...

Hello John,

Thank you for sharing this Golden Memory. Hopefully the QSL will arive.
Bert, BA1B

Of the record: please look at the prefix:
WM0 --->MW0

Jspiker said...

Hello Bert,

Hhhhhmmmmm....A little typo there. Hihi
Thanks for pointing it out to me. I changed it immediately.

I'd really like to travel again here someday. I've been a hiker for many many years and loved the concept of the "right to ramble".

We took a really nice hike along a river and it was common for farmers to provide a "gate" to cross their land.

I have fond memories of sheep and cattle in the fields. It was very "people" oriented.