03-03-2009, 07:29 AM
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Still Alive & Well
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: 39° 19' 23" N X 74° 36' 30" W
| | 20 meter DX window this morning....
I love it when I'm in the right place at the right time.....
Started off this morning looking for the OMISS net that's supposed to be on 7.185.0, but I couldn't hear a thing. I can only assume there was no net operator for this morning because I was getting plenty of other stations all over the country booming in on other 40 meter frequencies.
Then I switched over to the 20 meter band, and started spinning the dial, passed over a few of the usual morning round table rag chew sessions, hear the U.S.C.G. Amateur Radio Club taking check-in's on 14.325.0, one or two west coast mariners on 14.300.0, then I just happened to catch an "ON4" station calling out "CQDX" on 14.313.0, I called back and made contact with a fellow named Gerard in Belgium, he gave me a 5X9, I gave him a 5X5 report, exchanged names and locations, and he was off to gather more contacts. Turns out he's in some sort of contest over there. Once we 73'ed with each other the pile-up began, I hear 20 stations at once all calling for "ON4AXU".....I just happened to be there for his first CQ call, and jumped in before the rest of the country heard Belgium on the line......
Gotta go to the post office later this morning, so I'll drop a QSL card in the mail for him......
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