Thursday, August 15, 2013
Costa Rica in the Log!
I couldn't hear any of the SOTA activators on 20 meters - I must have been in the skip - I could hear people working them, but could never hear them. I wish one of them dropped down to 30 meters to see if that would work. Hey activators - try 30 meters every once in a while! :)
I had 3 really nice QSO's today:
KD8AZO - Dave was calling CQ on 14.060. He was in Coldwater, OH. He was running a Tentec 40/20 rig at about 4 watts. This was a nice 2xQRP QSO!
K8DSS - Ed was calling CQ on 14.060. He said he was near Tampa, FL. His QRZ page said he has K3 and a KX3 so I am not sure if he was portable or not. Really bad QSB so we cut it pretty short.
Then I spun to 17 meters....
I hear LY2J in Lithuania, but I never could get him.
TI7/AA5NX - I heard Gene in a nice rag chew with a four station, they were both booming in here. I waited till they were finished and then gave Gene a call. He came right back to me. He said I was pretty weak and gave me a 559 - and I sent him a 579. Gene is in Costa Rica - he faded a bit when sending his exact QTH and I didn't copy it all. I can't find much about him online - other than his AA5NX call info. I would like to know more about where he was exactly.
That was it for today! Good times...
(just for my own reference: SFI 120 A Index: 10 K Index: 4 - 20m and 30m listed as FAIR)