A very nice but short evenng on the radio

No time to do lots
There was many things to get done this evening (far from being done) and not much time to do them. I had emails to answer, two reviews to write for Eham, get some radio time in and post on the blog! So I was shocked this evening to find 20m alive and well. The wind has died down out this way and that means the 230kv lines outside the house had stopped moving about. They sure were giving me loads of interference right across the band. That is for another days blogging complete with YouTube action as well. This evening I first ran across 9A2N from Croatia  and his signal ranged from S4 to S7. I gave him a go with 1 watt, then 2 watts but I was able to make the contact with 3 watts.

 I  then found LZ833MBB...how is that for a call!!! This call is a special event station call and is in honour of Bulgarian Saint Martyr Knyaz Boyan Bylgarski.. I was able to work this Bulgarian club with just 1 watt.

Finally I moved on to 9A7R who is from Croatia as well and again got my contact in with just 1 watt. This evening the high flux and sunspot numbers sure are starting to pay off. I am going to have to get in on the action again tomorrow but for now it's off to other items on the check list.
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “A very nice but short evenng on the radio”

  • Stuart Walsh VK2FSTU:

    Will have to hurry the process of gaining my Standard license, but 28 is firing up well as well lately, worked Russia on 28.244 on 10 watts on my new Tarheel II at 5/9+ on most of the call.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good morning Stuart, a few years ago I had the High Sierra Side kick antenna, it’s similar to the Tarheel and it worked great for me. I had it as a temp setup at home in the yard with some ground radials and worked very well for me.
    Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment.
    Have a great weekend Stuart
    Mike

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