Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by W7UUU, Dec 9, 2018.
Somebody I know is going to have to crawl out of bed at 0430 local time for a crack at this one.
My best: (BOTH confirmed with paper QSL cards)
Z81X (2013) 15m CW,
3B9FR (2014) 20m CW
Both worked with my Tentec Century-22 (15w out to a 40m OCF inverted "L" up only 20ft, w/a Drake MN-7 tuner)
Right Place,... Right Time
Only being licensed a short time, but working bunch in that time has Bennett fun. I'll drop a few highlights from the last 4 years.
3/15/15- 1 month after getting my general license I worked UK8OWW, Uzbekistan on 100w and a wire. I sent a qsl card, lo and behold 3 and 1/2 months later I got one back in the mail! My prized card for sure.
5 days later at 00:45z I worked the station in the Congo, 9Q0HQ. The only station on the band I could hear at the time, another prized card.
3/4/17- A new qth with a little more room, I built my first real antenna outside a dipole, 160m inverted L. I worked NP2J, US Virgin Islands, on 160m with my home made antenna, still 100w. I was proud of myself.
I just upgraded to Extra class a month ago. My friend was ribbing my saying I needed to use my new privileges. I hopped on 20m and worked South Africa. Not a new one, but new to my operating class.
Now I'm enjoying hunting /AG and /AE ops. Also upgrading a low band antenna for more juicy dx on 40 and 80, and prepping for the bands to come back.
Just got my first Taiwan station BX5AA, 20m Phone. Not ATNO, but new country for me
QSL card confirmation of VP6D in the mail today: 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40, and 80m CW and 20m phone. All new ones. Those guys were GOOD!
T31EU today for an ATNO, #313 with wire antennas.
T31EU yesterday. Used a 6BTV vertical. #307 mixed.
FH/UA4WHX on 20 and 17m CW, over the last couple of days. This is #303 for me! Vlad is a fantastic op, with great ears! Check out his QRZ page at UA4WHX, for the antenna that he uses on these DXpeditions.
They really were awesome indeed! Just got my card last week as well - an ATNO for me
Too bad he refuses to use LOTW.