Monday, October 28, 2013

Radio on a Monday

The temp antenna and op position
Well the weekend is done and I had Monday off so what a better time to turn on the KX3 and see what is happening out in radio land. I have been reading on Twitter how well 10m is doing so this was my first stop. The antenna is the Alexloop now positioned in my second floor radio room and not on the main floor. With my 5 watts of power I was able to make contact with CO8LY and CO2OQ both in Cuba! CO8LY was at 28019 calling CQ and had a mini pileup going I I waited and was able to make contact with a 599 report. He then moved onto the next station. I then came across CO2OQ at 28032 he was just ending a QSO and I gave him a call. Osmany came back to me but needed several repeats to get my call correct. His report to me was 229 but he was still able to pick me out to have a short QSO with  me. He was in and out but steady around 559. It would seem that 10m is still open and ready for biz. This was all the time I had as it was time to head out and see my Chiropractor and then off to the grocery store. If time permits I will be back on the air this evening after dinner but there are other things that have to be done now.

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  1. Hi Mike, a real low profile shack and QRP. Nice Cuba contacts, congrats. 73 Paul

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    1. Hello Paul, yes it sure is low profile along with battery power and the loop I was very happy with the 2 contacts.
      Mike

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  2. Mike, you are showing what is possible with low power and indoor antennas. Fantastic stuff!!!

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    1. Good morning Anthony, it's great when conditions are good as well it only but helps the wet noddle get out.
      Mike

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