My Most Recent QSO's

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Motala Sweden

What an unusual morning.....The solar flux wasn't nearly what it's been recently, (it's only 91 now) but while waiting for breakfast, I tuned around the 20 meter band and heard this Sweden station calling CQ DX. Never expecting (in a million years) for him to hear me, I answered. We actually exchanged weather reports (lots and lots of snow there) and he asked for my power again when I hung the /QRP to the end of my callsign.

Lars (SM5CAK) was very kind when he took the few 'extra minutes' to exchange more than the standard info.

What a nice way to start the day.

I was hearing no other stations on the band this morning.

Lars is #44 in my DX log book now.


Paul Stam PAØK said...

Hello John, I presume you were using 5 watts? It's nice start of the day, that's for sure. 73 Paul

Jspiker said...

Hello Paul,

Yes....only go to the max 10 watts when it's critical. Amazing how little power it takes when the band is good.

btw/ Keep up the good work over there. I really enjoy reading about your outings with the family.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Nice catch John!

Dick said...

John I am genuinely delighted with your recent dx success rate. I know it makes up for the "dry" days. I certainly experience those! Will be back in the USA next month and we can still try to make a domestic-to-domestic qso on 20M. 73 Dick