Monday, February 21, 2011
Nice SSB contacts
First I started to listen to CW on 14060KHz. I only heard 1 station with a very sloppy CW, I couldn't make anything out of it. So I moved to the SSB part of the 40 meter band with my FT817. With my 817 I will be heard always. That isn't always with my FT-450 with the same power. So I made a QSO with F4GBW Mike from Roubaix. We have worked before, last year in February. Also worked GX4BJC/A Cliff from Grimsby, UK. We had a nice QSO. It was a special station: G4BJC is the Club call sign for the International Short Wave League, and is administered by Arthur Kinson, G0KOC. The call is available for the League members to operate on a monthly basis from any of the U.K. call areas, using any of the following prefixed call signs Plus /A or /P. On 20 meter I worked IO5ANT and S59EKL with SSB.