Sunday, January 6, 2013
My Morning DX Contact
I continue my quest for a daily morning DX contact with QRP power. This morning I found PA4VHF on the 17 meter band. He had a great signal into West Virginia. We shook hands quickly and moved onward to other stations. Dick lives in Hengelo, the Netherlands which is very near the German border. He is 4,130 miles from me.
This is my 8th contact in this country and the second time I've worked this station. The last time was on 12 meters. I've worked the other Netherlands stations on 20 meters, 10 meters, and also 30 meters.
Every time I work a station in this part of the world I think of what a great place this is for bicycling. I've often admired it's citizens attitude towards physical fitness and recreation. I can easily imagine biking for hundreds of miles in this flat land.
Today is going to be another busy day for me. My wife Marilyn and I will attempt a hike with friends in the local forest. The forecast is for light rain and snow squalls, but little if no accumulation. I need to burn off those extra calories from the Holiday season. This evening we have neighbors coming for dinner and perhaps a Scrabble game after desert.
I've found this game a good one to keep the mind active.
Morse Code is also in that category!
With every aging year, this is a higher priority.
Posted by Jspiker at 7:24 AM