August 15, 2005

Another new DX record...

Only not for me...... It was nice to have the DX record for a few days but today EI5FK worked Alex RW1ZC/mm who had sailed even further south to IK18 for a new record of 3744km, couldn't happen to a nicer chap. Charlie will/has put some recordings on his website It makes you wonder just how far the tropo path over sea might get if more stations were QRV.

I thought I heard Alex briefly here but couldn't be sure, I later heard that he did hear me calling in CW , so it probably was him I heard. Would have been great to work IK18 which is a bit obscured by the hills of EA1 from here.

The tropo path was open to EA8 again and again signals peaked at around midday with EB8AYA over S9 again. In the evening I heard him and EB8BTV but not so strong and nothing from D44TD who was QRV and reached CT land and EA7.

Posted by Tim at August 15, 2005 09:51 PM

Hi Tim, pity it had to be so soon after your excellent contact earlier in the month but what is a chap to do! up to this tropo odx for me was EA8BML 2711km back in 1988.
I have no doubt that you will be snapping at my heels and before long I will be considering having to upgrade here to once again catch up with you.
Hope to have audio files for RW1ZC/MM on my site before long
Best wishes, gud dx

Posted by: EI5FK at August 17, 2005 12:03 PM

RW1ZC/MM nice tropo duct

Posted by: EI5FK at August 17, 2005 12:05 PM