May 27, 2004

Perfect timing!!

Well after months of effort I am finally on air. 8 bits of coax strung together, no pre-amp and a modest 9ele at 8m agl.


After listening around to a few beacons I worked GW3HWR for square #1 and GW DXCC! Paul G4RRA joined in for another new square too :-)

But I have to say that after months of work to get finished and on the air just 5 hours before the first Sporadic E of the year is surely impressive!!

The Es log looks like this:

15:24 S51KK JN76hb
15:24 S53V JN76gb
15:24 YZ1EW JN94
15:26 YT1VV JN94
15:35 LZ2FO KN13kx 2210km
15:35 YU1IO KN04iq
15:35 YZ1KU KN04et
15:40 YU7KB JN94xx
15:41 LZ2ZY KN13ot 2257km ODX

Would have been nice to reach the ZA expedition and the path was very nearly right for this but I can't complain really..

Downloaded the latest WSJT and made it easily with IV3GTH JN65st in the evening too.

I have a stinking cold but it couldn't keep me out the shack today, nice one.

Posted by Tim at May 27, 2004 09:39 PM

Nothing to say ... just TOO LUCKY YOU!

Posted by: Damien at May 30, 2004 09:51 PM