My Most Recent QSO's

Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Daily DX Contact

This isn't the first time I've worked the Cayman Islands but it's the first on 30 meters. I found ZF2LC and easily worked him this evening. This is my 4th contact with these islands, although always with a different station. I've worked these islands on 20 meters, 17 meters, and now 30 meters. I'm hearing a couple of stations near Quito Ecuador but they're working European stations. Should they point towards me, I should be able to work them. I was hearing a lot of stations on 30 meters this evening, but without good filtering on the radio, it's VERY difficult to pull them out of the beehive.

Early this morning I worked F8BBL near Bordeaux France on 17 meters. Known for fine wines, this station was "out by themselves in the open" calling CQ NA. Great signal by the way....I've worked more than 25 stations in France now. Two of them have been QRP operators but with Yagi antennas.

Today the temperature is going to be near 60 degrees (f). A perfect day to be out on the bike!


VE9KK said...

Good morning John, we had our nice temp's yesterday it was in around mid 40's F. I got up this morning to snow on the ground and very high winds all night. The temps are supposed to take a dive this week. Nice contact into the Islands and into France as well. It seems that certain parts of Europe boom into my QTH. It's like making a long distance phone call sometimes it is so clear and easy.

Jspiker said...

Hello Mike,

Same weather here but looking for very cold times next week with lots of wind. I get the same things here in WV with familiar stations in France and the Netherlands. Spent this afternoon hiking in the woods with my wife and the dog.