Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Free fun on liberation day
Liberation day is a day off from the job once in the 5 years for me. And today I would like to be a bit more active as PE45FREE. I was up early and found the bands not really open. Though, you never know what surprises are happening when calling CQ. I have been active on 40m and 20m today in LSB, USB, PSK63, PSK31 and SIM31. One of my first QSOs on 20m was surprisingly with AL7KC from Alaska, I think he was surpised as well to hear me. And although I was spotted on the cluster from the USA I hardly had any station calling after that. So I switched over to SIM31 and worked VK3AXF and VK6YM from Australia proving there was propagation and just no stations around. Late in the morning I started calling on 40m to give some european and especially dutch stations a chance. I had a pile-up but overall propagation was worse then expected. At least I spoke fellow blogger PC4T Paul, we had planned that and it luckely worked out. Although the "low" propagation I had a lot of fun and the surprises made me happy.
Till now I reached 209 QSOs, I have 791 to go to reach my goal. I will keep you all updated at least every week.