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Thursday, July 31, 2014

A QSL Card from Oman

Oman has been one of my most "memorial" contacts; so I was happy to find this card in my electronic mail box last night. I'm sure Chis (A45XR) has made hundreds of contacts into the USA with his "double element" Delta Loop antenna. He has the best 5,000 mile signal I've ever heard from that part of the world. I worked him in February of 2013 with 3 watts of power into my indoor random wire antenna. As usual, with most DX stations, my signal was 599 (if you know what I mean). Surprisingly, his signal really was 599! Go figure....

This month has been terribly busy for me. I've been in Iowa for a 50th Wedding Anniversary, and also to New York where we visited with a new grand daughter. When we were in Iowa, on the bad side, we ended up being way too close to a tornado. On the good side, I bought a Ukulele, due to the inspiration of the relatives, and am quickly learning to play it. (it's great for traveling) Also on the very good side, the grand daughter was beautiful and we enjoyed the visit very much.

There is nothing like New York City in the entire world!

My time is very limited now and my posts are more scarce; but I still have my love of Morse Code and QRP radio. My father, being 94 years old, and still living by himself, demands more of my daily time. Sometimes there's just NOT enough hours in the day. I'll post when I'm able to do so. 


Dick said...

OK on the long as you don't sing "Tiptoe through the Tulips" in a Tiny Tim falsetto.

Understand your commitments. Here in the states for a bit longer. Not a pleasant stay as sister-in-law- passed at age 62, best buddy in his last days, and mom not doing well. Radio ops nearly nil. GL es 73 Dick

Jspiker said...

Hello Dick,

Always good to hear from you but sad to hear about all the health problems with your buddy and your Mom. Sister -in-law passing at 62. I'm sure that was a shock.

Although the Uke is in it's infancy, I've been able to learn some jazzy versions of my guitar tunes rather quickly.

Never liked no danger there, and I have a much better singing voice. My favorite Uke picker is a Hawaiian called IZ (the local name). He's known worldwide for his magic on four simple nylon strings. I'll leave the guitar home the next trip to NYC.

I'll be sure to not play it in the subways during rush hours. I can't move fast enough to get out of the way and don't want to give the impression of being a "jerk". Hihi