Wednesday, May 11, 2022

#60m Jordan worked


  Actually I'm not that active at the moment. Unfortunately because I probabely missed a lot of DX. I thought of good times on 60m over the last few years and decided to take a look last evening. I was surprised by JY4CI from Jordan. Did not work this DXCC before on 60m. The pile-up was unbelievable but after about 2 hours of calling I managed to get through. The fun is that I actually worked remote and from the living room enjoying the Eurovision songfestival on TV at the same time.

I also encountered some bad FT8 habits from others this evening. Will write about that later...

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Waiting for ES season to start


10m is in good shape. FT8 signals are booming in. QSOs from Australia till Bolivia. Yet, calling SSB resulted in just one QSO with YC2DBW from Indonesia. Calling CQ on SSB has no use at all. Tried several times for about 10 minutes without response. Compared to calling CQ with FT8 resulting in several QSOs in the same time. I tried 6m and 4m today. I have been heard in Europe but only a few stations. I hope the ES season will really start one of these days.