My Most Recent QSO's

Monday, December 31, 2012

EA5DWS Spain


My DX contact this morning was on the very far side of Spain at 4,228 miles. It was another "handshake" but Salva (EA5DWS) was using a paddle and congratulated me on my 3 watt QRP signal. We exchanged names, RST, and QTH's.

I wasn't hearing much on the bands this morning despite good propagation. Salva was "out in the open" on the 17 meter band. I worked him "just because I could". Countries in eastern Europe are fairly easy for me to work. Spain is pretty common "catch" for me. This station is my 20th from Spain in the log book.


The wife and I will be dancing tonight at a New Years party. I'm looking forward to the annual celebration which is just up the street. Our favorites are the Waltz, the Fox Trot, and the Rumba. We do a good Tango also...... It's lot of fun and I'm looking forward to it.

Here's a nice Waltz done by a couple at one of our states finest Hotels a few years ago. 

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6 comments:

Jeff Davis, KE9V said...

John. FB on the QRP DX. Hope you and the XYL enjoy a wonderful evening tripping the light fantastic!

HNY de Jeff, KE9V

Jspiker said...

Hello Jeff,

Will do. We took ballroom dancing lessons and have enjoyed it very much. Nothing fancy; but we have the basic steps down. You will never see us on TV hihi

I've set a minor goal of working a DX station every day I'm on the air. I hope it materializes.

Bert, PA1B said...

Hello John, enjoyed your more than 1000 Miles per Watt post.hi. Have fun dancing. GL in QRPp. 73, Bert

Jspiker said...

Hello Bert,

It's amazing isn't it? Sure wish I had the ears and filters to pull more of the really weak ones out of the air. Perhaps out in the field with little electrical noise would allow me more of those QRpp contacts?

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Happy New Years John! Best wishes to you and yours and many good DX in the coming year OM.

Jspiker said...

Happy New Year Mike...good DX to you also!