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Got my first DX today

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by GA1dad, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. GA1dad

    GA1dad Member

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    25 watts and an inverted vee got me from South Carolina to Costa Rica on 10 meters today. That was pretty darned cool. Took a lot of patience, but he finally responded to my call. He said I was 5-1, but it was good enough to get a confirmed QSL in LoTW. Good enough to make an HF noob happy!


     

  2. S&W357

    S&W357 WDX-556 / 2NC556 $upporting Member

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    Congrats! Persistence pays off (y)
     
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  3. TheBlaster

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    Well done and keep up the good work (y) This is what it is all about, sharing those first moments that inspire you onwards.
     
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  4. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Awesome!
     
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  5. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    now thats actual RADIOING. glad you made contac. many more ahead too
     
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    Congrats, any many more to come!
     
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    928bolo W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Good one. Now you are hooked.
     
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  8. Mars

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    Very cool! I did Pa to Ca on 10 watts, not DX but still far. My first DX was Italy on 90 watts and a simple EFLW so I share your enthusiasm.
     
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