Wednesday, April 3, 2013
My Daily DX Contact
I was up early this morning and drove to my hometown of St Albans where I had a dental appointment to install a new "crown" on a bad tooth. I had broken this tooth several months ago, and the dentist was unable to repair it due to infection. I had the "root canal" done by a different dentist; and this mornings crown on the tooth was the completion of the project. The repair bill on this tooth was close to $2000 USD.
I once told a native on an isolated island (national health care) how much dental work cost here in the United States. To this day, I think he thought I was lying to him.
St Albans is about 15 miles from here, so I was on the road around 8:30am. That didn't leave a lot of time for the radio; but I managed to work an England station before leaving for the Dentist.
I've worked Tom G3HGE several times (three) previously. He was using his favorite KEY this morning. This morning was my 13th English QSO.
I rushed home from the dentist and changed clothes and then Marilyn and I drove downtown to hear a classical string trio perform a Dvorak piece called the "Dumky". The Sarosvati Trio (piano, violin and cello) did an excellent job with this piece of music. Dvorak wrote it in 1891 after returning from a concert tour in Russia. The subtitle "dumky" is a Ukrainian word suggesting a pensive, melancholic mood.
We had lunch afterwards at the Kanawha United Presbyterian Church and then returned home.
I turned on the radio almost immediately and heard a strong Slovenia station calling on 17 meters. I was able to work S57DX on the first attempt. We've also worked before. (three times) I've worked a bunch of stations in Slovenia in the last several months and today marked my 13th contact.
Today is also my 78th daily DX contact.
Posted by Jspiker at 1:52 PM