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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Brazil PT7ZT

Despite good propagation this evening, I wasn't hearing anything on the CW portion of the band. A quick look on the DX Cluster quickly showed this station in Eusebio, Brazil using the SSB mode. Carlos (PT7ZT) was working many stations in the US but I was hearing very few. I did however, hear him quite plainly when he said those magic words "QRP only--QRP only".

I don't hear this very often, so I was very happy when he returned my call sign on my first attempt. John  in West Virginia your 5x7 into Brazil.

Thank you Carlos for taking the time to listen for the small guys running QRP.


Dick said...

good catch, john. prop is funny that way. the numbers look 'right', but on-air success sometimes isn't 'right' at all.

73 dick

Paul Stam PAØK said...

Hi John, some people do... and that's a good thing. Brazil is a nice catch. 73 Paul

G4NKX said...

It IS a thrill working Qrp, nice when they come back first time when you called with fingers crossed hoping they heard you - on the basis they have good ears and cond'x are good your as good as any qro "Big Guns" bet you went to bed with a smile !!??

GL Pedro