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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

E-mail from Panama

A few days ago, I worked this station in Panama City. Sergio (HP1/IZ6BRN) sent me a nice note from his work site near the Panama Canal. Panama is a "rare" contact and I feel fortunate to have added him to my log book. In his e-mail, Sergio says he is going to be there for a couple of years working on the upgrade to the canal. 

With his permission, I thought I would share this e-mail with the readers of this blog with the hope that others can work him. He's using a 10 element multi-band antenna. When I worked him a few days ago, he was 599 here on the east coast. 

Hi John, here is Sergio HP1/IZ6BRN. I am very sorry that I just exchange the report with you during our QSO and moved to another station. I am novice in CW and still I am not ready to support a full QSO. And also as Panama is quite rare in CW I always suffering some noise due to the pile up. By the way, I try to do my best, even with short QSO,  to be active in all band giving as much confirmation is possible using LOTW.I think I will stay here in Panama for the next couple of years (I am working in the construction of the new Canal). My equipment is a Yaesu FT2000D and antenna is Optibeam  OBW10-5 (10 elements – 5 bands)Hope to heard you soon again I send you my best 73Sergio HP1/IZ6BRN 


VE9KK said...

It was very nice of him to take the time to send the email.

Jspiker said...

Yes.... definitely!

That's an enormous construction project down there now. They're making the "locks" a little wider! Nice to know he will be there for a few years with a good station.