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.
After working EI13CLAN I also worked....
K2WO - On 20 meters I worked George - we were both very weak. He was in Florida.
K4NMN - Henry was in Virginia Beach - He was 559 and he gave me a 569. Nice contact!
WA2LOT - On 17 meters I worked Mark. I was very weak - 449 so that is about all we exchanged.
So that wraps up a pretty special day! These lunch time sessions are just so much fun - and will even be more so as the weather cools down.