What was your "coolest contact of the week"?

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  1. K5JXO

    K5JXO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Second day on the air as a general and was helping my club with an event. Speaker wire dipole in an inverted V, 20m, and got two solid contacts with a station on the far side of Spain from central US. I’m hooked.
     
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  2. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    It'll only get better!
     
  3. WB8TCR

    WB8TCR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Had a nice conversation with Lou in AZ yesterday on 20 m SSB. That’s over 1600 miles from my QTH in MI. Given current band conditions, my 100W IC-706 MkII with a G5RV Jr at only 25 ft, I’m pretty pleased with my farthest contact yet since getting back on HF in over 40 years
     
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  4. KE8FWJ

    KE8FWJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Speaker wire does do that to you!

    You guys got some awesome coolest contacts, mildly envious indeed!
     
  5. KC3SWL

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    Made it to China last week BG4WOM ....on 20m FT8 but regardless of mode my very first mainland China contact ever. I was surprised so much I about fell over and peed myself when the contact was completed and next day confirmed via LOTW.
    Haven't seen an Asian CQ since..
     
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  6. KK9W

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    Reminds me of the little "Snoopy dance" I did years ago when I made my first DX contact across the pond into Israel with 4X4BL (SK).
     
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  7. K5JXO

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    Yeah I’m really digging it, I actually liked building the antenna and then getting that result blew my mind.
     
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  8. W3ATV

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    I read this post- then worked W7UUU five minutes later. That was pretty cool.
    I wonder if a P5 would post on the Zed, if I would work him five minutes later??? :D

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    Last edited: Sep 17, 2020
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  9. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Ditto!

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  10. K8SQB

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    First time I tried 80m on my indoor monster loop it wasn't pretty, but I did get one station a few hundred miles away.

    This week I saw some of the RT66 stations down on 80m and decided to give it another try, with a different transceiver this time. They were all very cool and then I snagged some DX before going to work. Like 80m now, so it's very workable from home.
     

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