After the VHF contest was finished this afternoon I still monitored 6 m for another while while starting to disassemble all the equipment. There was another multihop ES opening into North America extending as far south-west as W5 with EM50, EM51, EM52 to be seen in FT8. Unfortunately I couldn’t raise anyone, just transceiver output power was obviously not enough as well as probably too many callers, too. Also in & out on FT8 was VQ5Z from Providenciales Island, Turks & Caicos Islands. Pete, VE3IKV, is expeditioning the Caribbean again, something he likes to do almost every summer with a special focus on 6 m to hand out new ones. While I couldn’t catch him on FT8 he later switched to CW (which is far more efficient if you have a decent opening! good decision, Pete) and was an easy QSO there! Maybe because all of the 6 m DXers & square collectors only hanging around in/on FT8 nowadays? 😎 Of course FL31 was a new square (#662), too. 😉
- Remote Control Microphone for the IC-7300 & Co.
- Nice X-mas present: 4 m allowed in Germany again :-)
- ARRL-10M 2018 – or – another VHF contest ;-)
- CQ WWDX CW 2018
- Weekend (VHF) activities … some tropo again
- WAE-RTTY 2018
- CQ WWDX SSB 2018
- Tropo vanished …
- Totally unexpected tropo!
- Groundplane for 80 m set up