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Finally became official late Friday (Feb 4) and 1st Contact made today!

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by YR Mason FL, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. YR Mason FL

    YR Mason FL Member

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    My official call posted yesterday afternoon KO4LYF and made my first contact today on 40m (7.197) with a special event station K4DSR aboard the USS Alabama Battleship in Mobile Bay AL.



    I was hoping to have my first contact with my big brother of years ago (Gary/BJ Radionut W9FNB) but couldn't pass up the opportunity to actually try out my homebrew dipole and talk to a ship that served in the Pacific Fleet WWII with my Grandfather (a USS Vestal Pearl Harbor survivor).

    Hopefully, I will catch you around the band soon Gary.
    I know that dipoles are not great for 6 meters unless conditions are great, but will listen for you on 40m.

    It is pouring down rain here at the moment but I'll keep it on 7.185 for a while in case the band opens between the Ohio Valley and North Florida.
     

  2. Mudduckmobile

    Mudduckmobile Well-Known Member

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    Good Job!
     
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    Congrats K04LYF!!!!
     
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    Rwb Sr. Member

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    CONGRADULATIONS
     
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    CONGRATS!!
     
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    928bolo W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Congratulations! Kilo Oscar 4 Lima Yankee Foxtrot
     
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    FredTx63 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!
     
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  8. Riverman

    Riverman Premium VIP Member

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    Congratulations, YR!
    I made a ton of contacts in the US, Canada, Central America and South America using 20 and 40 meter dipoles (horizontal and inverted V). Once I switched to my first vertical (102” steel whip and a Wolf River coil), I began getting into Europe.
     
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  9. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    He's located Gulf Coast FLA...Euro's will be easy on Dipole's or any good Doublet on about any band.
     
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  10. Robb

    Robb Yup

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    Congrats KO4LYF!
     
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