Thursday, October 30, 2014
I was WSPR-ing on 10 meter with 200 mW. Conditions must be good because I am spotted by VK3KCX -25dB, distance: 16.584 km or 82.865 km/watt - 51.490 miles/watt.
Update about 10m results today with 200mW:
Monday, October 27, 2014
I made this weekend 33 qso’s and that’s a lot for me. Saturday I joined the CQ WW DX Contest. Made 6 qso’s with the USA and nice DX: LT1F (Argentina) PX2B (Brazil) after e few hours it was enough for me. Too much shouting, and though I was running 100 watts (no joke) it was hard to get through. Sunday I made 7 qso’s with SIM31, which is quite a lot for SIM31. Most of it on 20 meter, but also on 10 meter. Today I am back to normal, which means QRP / CW on 20 meter.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Julian Moss G4ILO died yesterday on 24 October in the presence of his wife Olga and two Hospice nurses at home at 19:45 peacefully and painlessly. He will be always loved and always remembered. I read the news on his blog: One Foot In The Grave. Of course I was shocked. I knew this should happen one of these days. In 2008 I met him as a blogger with his excellent radio blog. http://blog.g4ilo.com/ I learned a lot about digi modes and working 'stealth'. After my absence of many years I was only known with phone and CW. But with the articles about digi mode and many other excellent columns I got the necessary stuff to get along in the radio world. We lost a kind man and a 100% radio amateur. My thoughts are with Olga and family of Julian. May he rest in peace.
Friday, October 24, 2014
You can hear VK9XSP working on 15 meter from Christmas Island. He is working split like most of the DX stations. Though, there are guys they begin to shout on the TX frequency before listen up carefully. This happens all the time. Recorded October 23, 2014 14:49 Z.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
I can hear W1AW/8 on all bands with their high power stations. Yesterday 17 meter was almost abandoned, but I heard W1AW/8 [Michigan] working some stations. Ten four I would say, with 2 KW, question; should they hear me with low power? Yes, they did, just only one call and they are in my log. Thanks guys. I was just testing my station for the CQ WW DX Contest this weekend.