March 144/432MHz contest and a special mention to IS0BSR
Last weekend was busy, but I managed a few minutes on Sunday morning to listen to 144/432MHz and make a few QSOs during the contest. I had forgotten that it was a European co-ordinated contest, so there was plenty of activity from all over EU and conditions were quite good.
My best QSOs were F5OOM/P in JN38 and DF5GZ/P in JN47 on 144MHz. F1ISM was the best DX on 432MHz from JN09. But around 0800z, I was tuning up and down the band and I heard a great meteor burst from IS0BSR – I called him but sadly the burst wasn’t long enough!
However, this evening, I e-mailled Marco, IS0BSR to let him know that I heard him and he sent me a link to this great video of his contest activity from the weekend! Fascinating to see the station that allowed me to hear his 144MHz signals all the way from Sardinia!