Sunday, June 12, 2011
There was a horrendous storm brewing in the valley, but I wasn't overly concerned since my antenna is mounted on a painters pole, which is bungee corded to a bed post, in a spare room. (my station is VERY simple) Hihi The chances of me being struck by lightening in this situation isn't very likely. Maybe that's why I wasn't hearing a lot of stations on the air?
For that reason, I was very surprised to hear Bert (F6HKA) calling CQ WES from France.
I've previously worked Bert twice. (both with 5 watts) but today (I'm happy to say) the rig was set at 4 watts! Bert (F6HKA) is my 9th "1000 mile per watt" contact since his distance is 4,086 miles!
The difference in signal strength? My previous two contacts brought me 559 reports. Today Bert sent me 549! That's one "S" unit difference.... but what a thrill it is for my 90 DX contact!
We exchanged SKCC Numbers. He is # 6069 T
Just 10 more DX contacts until that magic #100 (which I've been looking for about 2 years now) .
Posted by Jspiker at 12:04 PM