Another transatlantic 10m AM QSO

Late in the afternoon today, I decided to drive down to the hamlet of Duxford a mile or so from where we live. There’s a nice peaceful part of the River Thames there which I enjoy a walk around.

As I was descending the hill towards the river, I had the Anytone rig running on 29.010MHz AM when I heard a weak ‘W0TDH testing’. I dropped my call in and was totally surprised when I got a response.

Tom’s in the mountains of North Carolina and we had a nice QSO, despite my comparatively weak signal there. Good ears, Tom – thank you.

After I finished my walk and I returned home, I looked up Tom on – he’s got some lovely looking vintage equipment. We swapped emails and Tom said it was a while since he’d heard any mobiles coming through.

AM QSO number 3 and the best DX so far!

Tim Kirby, G4VXE, is a regular contributor to and writes from Oxfordshire, England. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “Another transatlantic 10m AM QSO”

  • Tom KC9JZF:

    Thanks Tim for the encouraging story. I enjoy hearing about unlikely or “odd”
    contacts and your AM QSO proved to be one of those.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Al. KK6AL:

    Nice story of a fine walk. Which Anytone radio were you using? Sounds very interesting. Thanks.

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