Monday, January 2, 2012
Some Great Contacts for the New Year
The first contact this morning on 15 meters was this beauty from Croatia, and an interesting call sign. This is a special event station (9A203BIM). This was my only SSB station this morning.
I wanted to do some "real radio" today and tuned into the CW portion of the band. I heard I3CTX calling from Italy (Padova). Didn't get him at first but a few minutes later, I decided to call CQ a few times, to see if anyone could hear me, and he returned my call sign.
Soon afterwards, I heard a VERY strong Scotland station (GM0UDL). We've worked before on 20 meters and Andrew immediately asked "QRP this AM John?". I excitedly responded with QSL Andrew, it's snowing here this morning in West Virginia (WV).
Andrew was operating from home today but I especially like this picture of him operating portable from the mountains in Scotland. I remember this part of Scotland from a trip there a few years ago.
My last contact this morning was DL4NBE from Germany. Leo was "county" hunting and asked for mine. I sent "Kanawha" for him. This contact was on the QRP frequency of 21.040.
I'm sure I could have worked a few more DX stations, but the "Rose Bowl" parade is on the television this morning. I turned it off watch it with the wife.
This morning was a great way to start the new year!
Posted by Jspiker at 8:31 AM