My Most Recent QSO's

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hungary for DX

It was another delightful morning on 15 meters today. I added six new DX contacts to the log book! I was hearing several Italian stations and worked I2PJA. I also worked OK7O in the Czech Republic.

The card doesn't match because this was a "engineering school club station". 

I was very pleased when UW5ZM from the Ukraine answered me. Eugene had worked me before on 20 meters, and responded with "hello John, nice to hear you again. I remember Charleston WV". When there's a contest going on and an operator takes a moment to say HI, it really makes a person feel good. 

I desperately tried to work PJ4C in Bonair , E77DX, and a super station in Hungary (HA4XH) but couldn't do it. I don't hear strong stations in Hungary often, so really wanted that one. I didn't give up....

I made a contact with DL5AXX in Germany soon afterwards. 

Just when I thought the band was closing, I heard (and worked) these two good stations  (HA0LC and HA5SE) in Hungary. I considered these my "best" catches.

I continue to be amazed with the results of my 15 meter dipole which is stretched out in the upstairs rooms. It's SO simple and yet very effective.

Today makes my 166th DX contact with "simple wire antennas" and QRP power. 


Larry W2LJ said...

FB John!

15 Meters WAS nice this morning. I nabbed Luxembourg, the Czech republic and this afternoon, Nicaragua. HK0NA is uper loud this afternoon, but the pile up is still a zoo.

Larry W2LJ

Jspiker said...

Hello Larry,

Yes it was unusual for me. The "pile ups" usually do me in because I don't have filters on my rig. QRP is a real hoot sometimes. If someone would have told me 10 years ago that I could work DX every day with 5 watts, I would have never believed them.

Paul Stam PAØK said...

Hi John, you really does a great job. Congrats, 73 Paul

Jspiker said...

Thanks Paul and good to see your blog up again!