Azores on 40 meters with aforementioned random wire

I was poking around on 40 meters last night with the Atlas 210X and my random wire.  I spent some time listening to the end

CU7AA

CU7AA

of the Brothers Net, and a bunch of Hams from the middle of the country, and caught someone with a heavy accent using a recorded CQ.  The accent was not familiar, and the callsign was CU7AA, which according to QRZ.com is in the Azores.  Looking at the picture, I’m guessing that many of you have probably talked to this station, but it’s still a thrill for me, and my bargain-basement setup.  I threw my callsign out, and snagged a QSO with him.  I love this.  Why is it so addicting?

Neil Goldstein, W2NDG, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New York, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “Azores on 40 meters with aforementioned random wire”

  • Michael N5TGL:

    The cool thing is that excitement rarely fades. I love putting a new one in the log. I worked VK5 the other day on PSK31…16w, long path. What a hoot! ~15,000 mile circuit on that one. I was bouncing around the room, even though it’s far from the first time I’ve worked a VK.

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