Paul Stam, PC4T, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from the Netherlands. Contact him at [email protected].
What makes a special call special? For me it is only when that call is unique. When there is only one of it. Now we have the Olympic Games. Maybe fun for those who like sports. But not for me. I try to avoid my television for 2 weeks. When I put on the set I receive a lot of Russian Special Calls because my first hop is right in the middle of Russia. They are all over the bands. And huge pile ups too. Come on, guys. What in heaven makes that special? Most of them aren’t in Sochi, but in Moscow for instance. I just worked one R2014 station, and I have no intentions to work hundreds of them.
Something else: I do have the new QRZ.com logbook. It seems to be working fine, but why do I get all those confirmation messages in the mailbox? With the old logbook I didn’t get all those messages.
I am Russian and the funny thing was that exactly the same words I was saying when the first R22 showed up on the bands!
On Saturday February 15 2014 Our group will be operating a special event station N4N, first time ever activate the only working fresh water lighthouse in the state of Florida, those interested in making contact,information can be found on http://www.QRZ.com or http://www.146970.com.