|Almost broke my all time QRPp record with this one|
was no new DXCC's for me to be had but lots of DX. It was 2pm in the afternoon local time and that was very odd for 10 meters to be this active but heck who is arguing. It seems I had a direct line to Spain, sure there was Germany and other European countries but they had huge pileup's waiting for a contact. It seemed to workout that I would fall upon Spanish stations calling CQ and it would work out that they were just waiting for me to come back to them. I made four contacts with as little power as possible. Since I worked stations with the minimum power it tends to drag out contacts as I start with 100mW"s or less and work my way up from there.
Summary of stations worked on 10 meters
EA4TX 500Mw's 7645 miles per watt
EA1DR 500Mw's 7380 miles per watt
EA7TG 100Mw's 39,404 miles per watt. ( close to my record of 45,868)
EA5BY 3 watts 1316 miles per watt. The band was starting to close time for QRO... :)
The band opening lasted for about 2 hours and it may not seem like many contacts for that amount of time but I am thrilled with the power output into an attic dipole at about 30 feet. The antenna is surrounded by insulation and wood but is able to rock to Spain with as little as 100mW's!!! While we are on the subject of "rock" I have to admit this post took some time to compose. While putting the all words together I had my headphones on listening to Live 365 metal rock radio on the internet. Confession time........I am a die hard 52 year old "metal head" so the post was jelled with Rage against the machine, Black Sabbath, AC/DC Godsmack and black label society. Between keyboarding and air guitaring it took just a little longer and even more time to edit.
HAM RADIO ON!!!