My Most Recent QSO's

Monday, May 16, 2011


Strange band conditions this evening but I managed to work Les (EA5AVL) near Madrid Spain. Very loud, although he was hearing me at 529. We actually took a minute to chat, as I listened to his 400 watts into a Quad antenna.

He congratulated me on my 5 watts and the indoor Isotron antenna.

I was very happy to hear my friend in New York (N2UGB) was able to work the slow freighter  (UR5FA/MM) near Brazil and get a good signal report. It seems the ship will around South America for a few more days. There might be a chance for me to work him again, before he gets out of range.

(If you can work him QRP to QRP, it's a real hoot!)  

I also worked two stations in the mid west today. One in Idaho (AB7VS) and the other (W5IQS) in Texas. Finished the evening working a Louisville Kentucky (AE4RV) but QRM shut me down. Sure wish I had bought those extra filters....


Paul Stam PAØK said...

Hi John, you didn't work Dick? You do have amazing results with your indoor isotron antenna. 73 Paul

Jspiker said...

Hello Paul,

I can never figure out this antenna....When there's "nothing" on the band, I still work Florida, Texas, Nova Scotia, and sometimes Washington state. It seems 500-1000, or 2000 miles...and only those "exact" distances. Hihi.

Very rarely is there anything in between. hihi

Last night I heard Argentina but couldn't work them.