Radio activity is a little low on this side. I have a lot of other things to do. Most of the time I let WSPR run on 10 meter at daytime and on 160 m at night. All this to avoid dust on my rig. This morning I was listening on 10 meters and I heard UK8OWW from Uzbekistan on 28.005 MHz calling CQ. I realized that I never worked Uzbekistan before, so it’s a new DXCC for me. Not that I am a DXCC chaser, but a new one is always nice. It’s my 126 DXCC, in 5 years’ time. After my absence of 30 years I started all over again in 2008. Yeah, I know some of you worked 126 DXCC or more in one weekend with contesting. But not me. Okay, Uzbekistan is in my log now.

I took this picture just outside our village. Yes, it's autumn time here. Rain, windy and nice clouds.

Paul Stam, PC4T, is a regular contributor to and writes from the Netherlands. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “Uzbekistan”

  • Charlie Cartmel G4EST:

    interesting re Uzbekistan. I was QRT for 19 years restarting in 2011 and wondered if/when I worked that country. pre 1990 23 times (1976 – 1993), all SSB on bands 40m through to 10m. Since then once on PSK31.
    Nice cloudscape by the way.

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