My Most Recent QSO's

Thursday, October 4, 2012

YT1HA in Serbia and a Few Other Good Stations

I found an unexpected opening on 15 meters this morning, and took advantage of band conditions to work YT1HA in Serbia. The last few days I've also found some nice contacts on 17 meters.

I keep working HT9H in Nicaragua whom I've found on several bands. I've worked him on both 17 meters and 30 meters.

I've worked 8P6DR in Barbados again. (I worked him a few weeks ago on 40 meters) 

I also worked NP2KW in the Virgin Islands. 

These contacts were "handshakes" but this morning I had a delightful contact with fellow NAQCC member AK4JA near Atlanta Georgia. Bob was running QRP @ 5 watts with his Yeasu FT 817. He was on 30 meters and we talked until his phone rang and QRT. 

The Serbia station was at a KW, the one in Nicaragua, and the other two, were "barefoot" with the standard 100 watts.

Surprisingly, I feel the most satisfaction working the QRP station on 30 meters.


PE4BAS, Bas said...

Hi John, you made a lot of nice DX again. I like the pictures you inserted. It's almost a picture show of your DXing story. 73, Bas

Jspiker said...

Hello Bas,

Sometimes I can't find a picture of the station so need to find one on the web. Wikipedia is fantastic for this. Hihi

I like to read about the places I work too. It's sort of like a geography lesson on a small scale. I'm glad you like them.

KL8DX said...

Some very nice contacts, John! I'm also the same way, I enjoy doing a bit of research on the stations I work. I also enjoy reading blogs (like yours) to see what others are working and to learn a bit about them and where they live as well. Keep up the great QRP adventures! 73, Phil

Dick said...

John, again, well done! If I were you, I would never move solely for better antenna reasons. You are definitely in one great "hot" spot. Doin't touch anything and keep up the super CW QRPing. 73 Dick

Jspiker said...

Hello Phil,

I've now been hearing Alaska AND Hawaii with my random wire. Sadly, they're too weak to work; but I have high hopes of completing my WAS QRP award now. I'll be listening for you again! Hope everything in Alaska is fine. You live in a beautiful area!!

Jspiker said...

Hello Dick,

Been on a real run the last few weeks. I think you're right about keeping everything just as it is....This morning I worked a Russian station on 15 meters and a French station on 10 meters.

Although the random wire doesn't radiate as well as a dipole, it's working really well. I'm able to load it up on any band.