My Most Recent QSO's
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Fantastic DX Day (1000 MPW)
The twenty meter band really opened up this afternoon and I've come to the realization, that when the band is open, I can easily work "across the pond" with four watts of power.
In the beginning, I worked CU2AK in Portugal with my normal five watts of power. I could tell the band was up, so I got brave, and lowered my power another watt to take advantage of the good conditions. The rest of the evening, I worked all my stations with 4 watts of power.
It wasn't long until I recognized a familiar French call F5NBX and he had no trouble hearing me. I was overjoyed when we exchanged the basics. Fred is at 4,103 miles distance from me. This guy has an incredible signal here on the east coast!
It wasn't long until I heard VE1BA/ QRP in Kingston, Nova Scotia calling, and we said a quick hello. (John and I have worked many many times with his 3 watts).
It wasn't long (after that) until I worked EA4TX in Spain. Paul is 4,030 miles with my 4 watts. (need I say more)
But my best contact was still yet to come....
On the 146.060 QRP frequency, I heard F6DCD/ qrp calling! It took a few minutes, to make sure our calls were correct, but we were finally able confirm his 4,262 mile QRP signal from France. Denis was using a 2 element Yagi.
The 2 x QRP was the most exciting for me.
I tried VERY hard to work RT5A in Moscow. Maybe next time? ...
Posted by Jspiker at 5:39 PM