Very strange conditions here, at my start arounf 6:00 UTC groundwave QSO’s on 40m were almost impossible. Most QSO’s had an average distance of +/- 2000 km. On 20m it was much better with two VK’s in the log : VK5SRV/M from his car and secondly Paul VK5PAS. Great to work those guys with very good signals. Listened for more VK but I think Down Under was asleep … a pity with this awesome conditions.
I tested also my new antenna : G5RV jtunior with homebrew RF choke. Worked fine, especially on 20m I improved my signal.
A second run on 40m was much better for the locals, groundwave did the job OK this time. Made also a few QSO’s on VHF and UHF and ended with 12 CW QSO’s on 30m. But still my excuses for my poor CW … still getting nervous from CW piel-ups.
Many thanks to brandnew HAM ON3FY David, for the excellent catering service and for taking some nice photo’s. Thanks a million mate !
I ended with 191 QSO’s with 32 DXCC (personal /P record) and 3 continents.
Logs are on the way to all possible logbooks !
Where do we go next ?