My Most Recent QSO's

Friday, April 19, 2013

Time Out

Marilyn and I attend a family gathering every year around this time, so I'm going to be "off the air" for the next week. I'm going to miss the radio, but see no way to take the radio along with the addition of a wheelchair in the car. Although I can "sit" in reasonable comfort, I'm not able to walk, carry a battery, or erect an antenna. There will be an eerie silence in the house at the beach. I'll have to do some reading, listen to a little pocket short wave receiver, and gaze at the ocean from the top deck. In place of the radio, I'll take my guitar with me and do some music in one of the local bars. (that's a joke)

I worked another couple of stations towards South America this morning. The first was HK1MW in Columbia and the second was J75PX on the Island of Dominico.

 I didn't hear Japan this morning but made up for it by listening to VK2GWK in Australia.

I continue to work a half dozen DX stations on most days. They're always on the 17 and 30 meter bands.

Last night I worked Milam, OK1KW in the Czech Rebublic. It's always a pleasure to hear him as he usually calls CQ Fists and we exchange numbers, talk about the radio and antenna and give weather reports. It's always much more than a "handshake"

I also worked 4A8DMR in Mexico City celebrating World Amateur Radio Day and the 88th Anniversary of the IARU.

Today marks my 95th Daily DX Contact. 


Paul Stam PAØK said...

Hi John, sorry to hear you are still having problems with your back. Have a good family weekend next week. And enjoy some listening on HF. Which I do also with HF SDR on my computer. Have a nice weekend, 73 Paul

Jspiker said...

Hello Paul,

You have SO many good ideas! I look at the links on your blog quite often and enjoy them all. Thanks for mentioning the HF SDR on the computer. It's an interesting concept!

I will miss my radio VERY much on this trip.

VE9KK said...

Good morning John, have a nice time while visiting the family. I will miss seeing you daily contact diary! Having said that great contacts you did make yesterday!