Today I went to my usual spot in the local park. I didn’t hear a bunch of activity, but I kept tuning up and down the band on 17 meters primarily.
I heard a station calling and working guys contest style. It took me about 5 times to get the call right, since it was so long and he was sending pretty fast.
The call was EI13CLAN – a special event station in Ireland! What made this really special is because of this…
My father-in-law passed away suddenly in June – exactly 3 months ago today. Mike was a very proud Irish Catholic. He had a trip to Ireland planned for August – which he was never able to take. Mike had been on my mind all day, and then to work a station in Ireland – WOW! Mike would have loved hearing this story. I
It kindof made me wonder if he had a hand in helping my signals fly through the air to Ireland! 🙂
If you work EI13CLAN enough, you get this special certificate – I will be happy with a QSL card as soon as they update the Clublog so I can order one.