A few days ago, I worked this station in Panama City. Sergio (HP1/IZ6BRN) sent me a nice note from his work site near the Panama Canal. Panama is a "rare" contact and I feel fortunate to have added him to my log book. In his e-mail, Sergio says he is going to be there for a couple of years working on the upgrade to the canal.
With his permission, I thought I would share this e-mail with the readers of this blog with the hope that others can work him. He's using a 10 element multi-band antenna. When I worked him a few days ago, he was 599 here on the east coast.
Hi John, here is Sergio HP1/IZ6BRN. I am very sorry that I just exchange the report with you during our QSO and moved to another station. I am novice in CW and still I am not ready to support a full QSO. And also as Panama is quite rare in CW I always suffering some noise due to the pile up. By the way, I try to do my best, even with short QSO, to be active in all band giving as much confirmation is possible using LOTW.I think I will stay here in Panama for the next couple of years (I am working in the construction of the new Canal). My equipment is a Yaesu FT2000D and antenna is Optibeam OBW10-5 (10 elements – 5 bands)Hope to heard you soon again I send you my best 73Sergio HP1/IZ6BRN