Portable Ops 8/45: One NPOTA + Two More!
It was another windy, windy day here in Kansas! Once again the Jackite dropped a couple sections right during a QSO. When I took it down at the end of the session the tip section is stuck and won’t release to slide down inside the next section – will have to work on that.
Today was pretty slow, 20 meters was a weird band for me today. I was spotted all over the far east coast, but really nothing in between.
Tuning around I heard a strong station on 14.064, but for the life of me I could not copy the call sign. I asked him to QRS (slow down) and he did and I finally got his call!
KA4RRU – Mike was activating NPOTA HP06 – this is my first NPOTA station other than when I was an activator.
AH6AX (11165S) – Larry answered my CQ, we had worked each other before. He had a great signal from Maryland today, and it was nice to know I was getting out. I had been calling CQ for some time with no takers!
KG4LLQ (5883T) – Ken answered my CQ from North Carolina. Looking at his QRZ page he has some interesting rigs – I hope he was using one of the cool ones for our QSO today!
So in my quest for SKCC Centurion, I am now sitting at 18 unique contacts on my way to 100!