Sunday, February 17, 2019

A screen shot of the ARRL DX CW contest
I was on for a short time yesterday afternoon but we had a dinner date to go to in the evening so things were cut short. I stayed on 20m as it seemed to be producing very surprising results including a contact into Japan. I was shocked when I heard his call just come from out of no where! I gave him a call and he came right back to me and in about 5 minutes after he was spotted along with some other JA's the pileup was huge. It was just luck I was where I was at the time and made the contact with 60 watts and my MFJ 1788 loop.
I will see if the propagation gods are smiling down on me today as I give the contest another go this afternoon.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Mike, it was good to see a lot of CW stations while the contest was going on. Nice JA contact. Sometimes we need some luck to be there on the right time and place. 73 Paul

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    1. Good morning Paul and very nice to hear from you, I was shocked but that's the magic of ham radio they say!
      Have a good week and 73
      Mike
      VE3WDM

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