Monday, May 16, 2011
Strange band conditions this evening but I managed to work Les (EA5AVL) near Madrid Spain. Very loud, although he was hearing me at 529. We actually took a minute to chat, as I listened to his 400 watts into a Quad antenna.
He congratulated me on my 5 watts and the indoor Isotron antenna.
I was very happy to hear my friend in New York (N2UGB) was able to work the slow freighter (UR5FA/MM) near Brazil and get a good signal report. It seems the ship will around South America for a few more days. There might be a chance for me to work him again, before he gets out of range.
(If you can work him QRP to QRP, it's a real hoot!)
I also worked two stations in the mid west today. One in Idaho (AB7VS) and the other (W5IQS) in Texas. Finished the evening working a Louisville Kentucky (AE4RV) but QRM shut me down. Sure wish I had bought those extra filters....
Posted by Jspiker at 8:01 PM