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Matt285

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Recent on air contacts
« on: March 21, 2019, 1943 UTC »
Please post any recent contacts that you have made on any band regardless of distance.

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Re: Recent on air contacts
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 1957 UTC »
A few days ago we gained access to the 5 MHz (60m) band, here are a few DX contacts:

CU3AK    2019-03-19   01:51 UTC   60m    FT8   5.35818 kHz   (Azores)
N4KM      2019-03-13   02:43 UTC   60m    FT8   5.35960 kHz   (USA)   
K4KEW    2019-03-14   03:44 UTC   60m    FT8   5.35786 kHz   (USA)
VO1IDX   2019-03-13   02:38 UTC   60m    FT8   5.35861 kHz   (Canada/Newfoundland)


Matt285

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Re: Recent on air contacts
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 2108 UTC »
Nice contacts. I don't have 60m capabilities myself.

Last night i worked C02FC on 40m CW. He is the oldest ham radio operator in Cuba. 98 years old. Great CW operator

IK4GRO Italy on 40m LSB

WC8VOA  40m LSB OH

KX1E 20M CW  ME

I was busy and didn't log the times


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Re: Recent on air contacts
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 2300 UTC »
Nice CW contacts, Matt. It seems that CW is the way to go these days (still learning the "language", just got my license last year) if you're not wsjt-x-ing.

C02FC, 98 years old and still doing CW, what a killer catch, kudos. I wonder who the oldest CW operator in the northern hemisphere is?

[edit -- I've heard at least one 90 year old guy last year on 20m SSB, sharp as a tack, discussing hunting in Alaska, so there may be more competition than I thought]
« Last Edit: March 23, 2019, 0019 UTC by Rizla »
QTH: Sonoran Desert, AZ. Kenwood TS-820S, FT-891, Tecsun 880, neophyte in a forest of antenna wire.

Matt285

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Re: Recent on air contacts
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2019, 1323 UTC »
Yeah not sure either. Keep working on your CW. When I was licensed it was a requirement. I wanted nothing to do with it at first, but after learning it I became very excited about learning a new language and took pride in it. You made a good point about the effectiveness of it during this period of low sun spots. I run a small station and it certainly helps. Best of luck to you!

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Re: Recent on air contacts
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2019, 1358 UTC »
Even though I'm licensed and needed no code at all, I'm spending some time learning. I figure that even if I never operate it, it will help when listening to what's out there.
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Matt285

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Re: Recent on air contacts
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2019, 1412 UTC »
For sure. It helps to know CW when listening to beacons for propagation info.

Matt285

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Re: Recent on air contacts
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2019, 1208 UTC »
Haven't had very much time for radio lately. Here are some contacts from the past 8 days or so.

EA8AM-CANARY ISLANDS-20M USB                     WP4X-PUERTO RICO-20M USB
8P6DR-BARBADOS-30M CW                                VC2Z-CANADA-20M USB
S53OQ-SLOVENIA-30M CW                                P40L-ARUBA-20M USB
EA5V-SPAIN-20M USB                                         S57DX-SLOVENIA-20M CW
GO5XC-ENGLAND-20M USB
OE6MBG-AUSTRIA-20M USB                                NOT INCLUDING ANY STATESIDE CONTACTS ON THIS LIST
VE3MPS-CANADA-20M USB
VP2ETE-ANGUILLA-20M USB
PJ4K-BONAIRE-20M USB

 

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