My Most Recent QSO's

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Another 1000 mpw contact into Germany (DM8YL) this afternoon on 20 meters. I had the rig set at 4 watts when I worked this station at 4,122 miles. Victoria was send at 34 wpm and I thought that I might have missed the call. That's WAY too fast for me.

I know the title of this post is confusing, and in case you're wondering...No, she wasn't sending all those letters and numbers when I copied her. Here's the explanation...

Victoria was originally licensed as SV2KBS in Greece. She is an avid hiker and traveler. She worked my 4 watts from the Super Station DR1A in Germany.

As I feared I might have missed the call, I sent an e-mail to confirm the contact. She said I was weak, but perfectly readable. Copied, RST and QTH. She also says:

Will be QRV this weekend with the DR1A crew for WPXCW as M/M. If u r on, give us a call !

Yes, I'll be listening but hope she slows it down a bit. Hihi 
This evening she was using a keyboard for all the contacts. It was all I could do to reply at 21 WPM....she copied all correctly the very first time! 

I say congratulations to her for hearing this weak 4 watt signal here in the valley. 

Victoria (DM8YL) makes my 8th 1000 MPW contact! 


Dick said...

John, I have contacted a number of YL cw operators, and they were, without exception, first-rate on the key. I am reminded that during WW2 the Brits and USA navies had great women operators on shore. In the UK, Bletchley Park had mostly WREN intercept operators. 73 Dick

Jspiker said...

I can count the number of YL op's I've worked, easily, on one hand. Hihi She is a MUCH better operator than me. I commend her highly!