A nice Friday afternoon on the radio

It been some time since I posted on the blog but it's the same old same old reason......very busy these days at work. I had Friday off and got on the radio in the afternoon to see what was happening. The band scope showed just few signals on 20m but I tuned up the Mag loop with plans of netting some contacts. I was pleasantly surprised that in just over a leisurely hour I contacted Jamaica 6Y5WJ, Italy IQ3MW, IF9A from the island of Favignana EU-54 it's near Trapani Sicily Italy and Slovenia S52F and S51DX. A great afternoon on CW and low power to boot.
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

4 Responses to “A nice Friday afternoon on the radio”

  • Sonia Kn4izd:

    Thank you for your information, and making the time to share.
    Am learning Morse , and I will like to know some good webpages I
    can visit.
    73

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good afternoon Sonia, one good site on the internet that comes to mind and I have used alot is LCWO.net. You have to register but it is free and they offer many options one is learning the code.
    Check it out and I hope this helps.
    73,
    Mike

  • Colin GM4JPZ:

    Thanks for the blog, Mike, and reminding us that QRP also gets results. For Sonia, there’s a free program called CW Player by F6DQM which allows you to input text and it will play it back to you in morse at any speed you want for practice.
    73,
    Colin

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Hi Colin thanks for stopping by and the CW program for Sonia.
    73,
    Mike

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