How Did You Radio Today?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VK4HAT, Aug 11, 2018.

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  1. HA2ZB

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    I am glad I could contribute to your "/P" log yesterday :)

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    Actually I do not remember if I ever had any other IOTA calls before... I checked the map after our QSO. Seems to be a very nice place I will have to visit once.
     
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  2. DL4QB

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    Hah, yes, thats very cool! Nice to find one of the contacts back here, very nice!
    Hope to see you soon again!

    73 Andre
     
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  3. HA2ZB

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    And this evening an other IOTA call (Crete, Greeece), this time on PSK31:
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    The other call is interesting as well, actually I did not know that inventor of the first torpedo submarine was a Spanish scientist and naval officer, Isaac Peral. AM5IP - Callsign Lookup by QRZ Ham Radio

    I am always learning something - although I am only just sitting and making QSOs ;)
     
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  4. HA2ZB

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    Today a nice trip to the neighborhood, to castle ruins (Kisnána, North-East Hungary not far from my home). I took my HT with me of course, as there is a promising view from the top of the remaining parts of the castle.
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    This is the Fount of the Sleeping Dragon.
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    Several hudreds of years ago a dragon lived here in the hills in good friendship with the local people, especially with the Lord of the castle and his family. When the last member of the family died and was buried here, the dragon was in such a big grief, that he went down to the bottom of the fount and started a 1000-year sleep. He is still sleeping there, but sometimes he yawns and his breath brings luck. If you drop a coin into the fount and you cannot hear the knock, this means that the dragon is yawning (the coin fell into his mouth), so you will have luck. If you hear the knock, the coin fell to the scale of the dragon - no breath, no luck...

    I tried this before going up to the tower, and although I could hear something, I am sure it was not the scale... And I had luck, I could make 3 simplex FM calls on 2m, and 2 more on a repeater in less than 30 mins. This is not an urban area with many stations, so I really feel myself lucky :).
     
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  5. WN1MB

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    Thank you for adding a bit of local history and lore instead of just posting pictures! Wonderful!
     
  6. HA2ZB

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    Thanks for the kind feedback! Actually I am always hesitating if this is not too much content what I am posting. Now I am relaxed a bit ;)
     
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  7. VK4HAT

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    I got as far as putting up the portable antenna, only to discover the battery is flat. Lol its almost radio. In an hour i shouI d have enough charge to turn on the receiver.

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  8. WZ7U

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    Lol, of course mate. Remember how Oz is out to get ya? Another example right there. It's from the wallabies that live under the house.
     
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  9. VK4HAT

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    Zero noise floor on 40m.

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  10. KB1MCT

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    Went over to Groton CT to operate N1S USS Nautilus for museum ship weekend. Had a blast!
     
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