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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

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

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