11-11-2011, 03:40 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Silicon Valley CA, Storm Lake IA
Just a couple on the free band today:
233SD102 Dan 5/9 Romania
1KW001 Luciano 5/7 Italy
Also heard Norway; but that turned out 'no way' as it slipped away before I could get that contact.
Romania is a new country contact for 11m; already got it on 10m.
The Luciano/Italy contact was from my mobile. I talked to him for about five minutes. He had my strength between 5/4 and 5/7. Of course, my mobile is just 35 watts but it did the job again. My first long DX/QSO from my mobile into Europe was Ireland just three weeks ago. Then, Germany two weeks ago. Now, Italy today. Seems to be getting farther into Europe each time. Who knows about next week - at this rate?
10m was really outstanding today. Shined much brighter and clearer than any 11m contact by far. Poland, Sweden (new country contact), Greece (new country contact - 5/9+ at that!), Bosnia/Herzegovina(2), Italy(2), Belgium, Holland, Slovenia, and Germany. Almost had the Ukraine too (5/9+); there were just way too many callers and never had the chance after ~25 minutes of trying/waiting. Many countries were coming in at 5/9+ BTW. Great gear, antennas, and radio operators that know how to handle several hundred contacts and get the job/contact work done right.
Maybe tomorrow then for the Ukraine . . . Maybe . . .
Just got Muar, Maylasia on 10m
BASE: Kenwood TS-2000, GAP Titan DX, Diamond X50A, Sirio SY27-4, and IMAX 2000.
MOBILE: Galaxy DX99V w/RF Limited CR-577 mic, Sirio Z-180. Yaesu FT-8800R & Diamond NR-770.
Last edited by Robb; 11-11-2011 at 05:52 PM.