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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Puerto Rico on 40 Meters


I'm beginning to love 40 meters more and more every night. Especially since I worked another "southern" station last night. I heard KP4SJ in Puerto Rico and exchanged the basics. There's a big storm bearing down on them now but it didn't phase our QSO. Pablo had a good signal here in West Virginia.

Afterwards, I watched the International Space station cross West Virginia sky. The pass put it parallel to the Appalachian Trail as it sped up the eastern coast towards Maine.  I've seen it a couple of times recently but forget to take the handi-talkie with me. If there's any activity on the ham bands, it can be easily heard in the brief few minutes that it's visible in the sky.

3 comments:

Paul PC4T said...

Hi John, 40 meter is a very nice band, especially in winter time. When the sun is less active in a few years, 40 meter will be my favourite band. 73 Paul

Jspiker said...

Hello Paul,

The vast majority of my contacts now are on 40 meters. I like it very much!

Bert, PA1B said...

Hello John, 40 m is great. When I started as a HAM I exclusively used a homebrew CW QRPp TRX (500 mW) on 40 m together with an Inverted Vee. In this way I worked many DXCC's all over Europe. I do not want to miss the aquired skill. hi GL on 40 m. 73, Bert