Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Ones for today

Well, yesterday and today
Had a nice QSO with OX3KQ on 20 SSB for a band fill. I remember when I was trying and trying and trying, and just could not be heard by stations up there, and now I'm able to have a nice QSO (not a bang/bang, but actually chatting - nice to do sometimes)

Today, so far, it's been V51GB for a band fill - 1 call

Friday, May 27, 2011

Today's QSO

Yesterday/Today, I got 4 band fills
RW2A - 20m SSB
ZL1BD - 17m SSB - still not confirmed, even though I have more than one worked
YO3HKW - 17 SSB
DL5GA - 17 SSB

Won't play in WPX CW - my CW is NOT good enough to contest - yet

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A92GR Received

QSL Request sent 2011-05-13 via email, with return postage via paypal

No QSOs yesterday

Yesterday was the first time since I put up the antennas that I went a day without a QSO. Bands were dead.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Another all time new one

After last night's post, I stayed up for a while, and ended up working another all time new one

FO5QB 17 SSB

Brings me to 193 without deleteds - Guess I'd better start sending out QSL cards

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Ones for 5/11

Had a nice QSO with MI0MVP on 15 SSB. Yes, I worked him last week, but he was calling CQ with no one answering so I figured I'd say 'Hi'. It's nice to have a real QSO once in a while. Towards the end, the signal started to fade, but

Worked
OE9MON 15SSB
VP2VQ 20SSB
HP1/IQ6CC 17SSB
ON7CD 17SSB
YL2GB 40SSB
V31XB 17SSB
for bandfills

IS0RXF on 20SSB for a mode fill! I'm NOT much of a CW guy (understatement of the year there) but I had Sardinia on CW, and not phone. Nice to fi;; in the phone, even if it is a band I already had (actually the ONLY band I have)


Brings my DXCC stats (with deleteds) to
10m 33w/27cfm
15m 65/49
17m 57/41
20m 175/159
40m 78/63
80m 24/15 (hey, it's a low wire that makes up for it by being short)
160m 1/1 - QSO from a friends place (not sure which Pete)

and
194/182 overall (2 are deleted, so have to work at least 8 more this year to hit 200, and then get them confirmed - 200 is my goal for the year)

Some more new ones

Had some fun on the radio this weekend. There are advantages to having aluminum up in the air

I worked East Kiribati and India for all time new ones. I also got South Cook Islands on 20m and FJ/O1ST on 15m for band fills (That brings my band totals to 3 on FJ/O1ST - 10, 15 and 20 - all SSB)

On my list of chores - record my files for Field Day, and get RTTY and PSK31 working, and work on re-learning my CW

The Mets

Let's see - they need some pitching, relief pitching, fielding, and some hitting. Aside from that, they're pretty good

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Books I'm reading

I received the book Fuzzy Nation written by John Scalzi

So Far, I'm really enjoying this book, just like I did his entire "Old Man's War" series

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Antennas

Well, the Alpha Delta DX-EE is gone. Oh, it wasn't a BAD antenna, (in fact I liked it), but I got the chance to put up a beam and a rotary dipole

I now have a Force12 C3SS and a D140.

No, the neighbors are NOT happy

In the last 5 days, I've worked SIX all time new DXCC entities, plus an additional 5 band fills