I was active for a few hours on 80m thursdayevening. And since I read on the blog of EI8GHB that he made an experimental antenna for 80m in his garden I thought it would be nice to make a sked with him. Anthony just got his license for about a month ago and we made a sked earlier, but though I could hear him it was no succes. I did hear Anthony a few times already on 40m and even this evening on 80m but had no chance calling him. After we arranged a sked I tried again but at the time we should meet I couldn't hear him at first. So I started to make some QSO's on the frequency. That went well. I even was called by W2PY who called himself Bob, though after checking qrz.com this is probably a fake as W2PY is located in Arizona and it was still light there at the time. Anyway, I finally could hear EI8GHB and I made a nice QSO with Anthony so this time we finally made it.
Although there was a lot of QSB on his signal which went from S1 to 5 he was R4-5 and very well readable. This was not my first QSO with Ireland on 80m but certainly the nicest. Thanks for the Sked Anthony.