Monday, July 27, 2020

Going on...

Going on....or what's going on? That's the question. Lots of things happening but finally have my vacation now. I realize I didn't report much lately but I can assure you that I'm very active these days making QSOs all over the world.

In the mean time I can report that the garden including our tomatoes and cucumbers are doing very well.

We actually tasted the first cucumbers already! And they taste delicious. The tomatoes are not ready yet. I expect them to have their red color the end of next month depending on the weather.

Back to the radio hobby; I made some DX on 6m and 4m but want to report in a separate post about what happened in the ES season so far. I don't believe it is over yet....I remember very good propagation in August in previous years and just yesterday I still made some QSOs with the USA on 6m. However, unexpected, I made some DX on 60m. 6O1OO the only station from Somalia seems the be quite active on 60m FT8 these days. Not only this is a new one on 60m but a ATNO as well.

But his signal was difficult to read as it was covered by European station. I managed to get the R and report. Though I missed the "73". But I believe he transmitted it since he went to the next station in the period after the one I missed. Unfortunately I cannot check his log so it remains uncertain. I might try to get his QSL and send Ali the above copy of the contact as well. The problem only is he asks 5 USD for a QSL because he wants the extra money for his station. At least he's honest! But it is against my QSL policy.


  1. Hallo Bas, ik zag dat bij jullie de vakantie aangebroken is. Ik wens jullie een hele fijne vakantie toe. Met hopelijk veel mooi weer en mooie DX.
    73 Hans. PE1BVQ, Sliedrecht.


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