Saturday, March 29, 2014

A little 10

Fired up the old FT101 yesterday and worked a couple of  CW contacts on 10 meters.  QRZ listed propagation as "fair" but I was hearing lots so I heated up the tubes.   My 14AVQ usually loads with a 2.5 / 1 VSWR around 28.00 MHz but on Friday it was closer to 3.5 / 1.  The antenna still loaded OK so I wasn't overly concerned.     The reason for the change in VSWR was probably the fact the the lower 3-4 feet of the antenna is socked in with wet snow!!!!!

Station log ...

Monday, March 17, 2014

ZL on 20m ..... oh yeah!

Working mods this week so getting prepped meant a l;ate night so I was looking forward to some time on 20 meters.    I was hopking for a VK but settled for a ZL after working a few Russian stations.  

12014-03-1705:18ZL2AIM20m14.053CWRF72vwNew ZealandIan Keith MacQuillanThanks for listening to a tough copy Ian ...really appreciate the QSO. Its been 35 years since I st
22014-03-1704:55UA8WAA20m14.056CWLO84btAsiatic RussiaAlexander IvanovStrong signal
32014-03-1704:27RA9MP20m14.041CWMO64qqAsiatic RussiaYuri Anatolievitch Yashintnx Yuri
42014-03-1704:13UA3KW20m14.027CWKO91nrRussiaVladimir A. Kovalev

Monday, March 3, 2014

10 Meter Morning

-27C outside this morn ,  a good day  to fire up the FT101.    Worked towards Europe on 10 Meters all CW.

12014-03-0315:15E79D10m28.046CWJN93dtBosnia and HerzegoviDALIBOR STANIC
22014-03-0315:10UT5MD10m28.033CWJJ00aaUkraineVLADIMIR FEDORENKOTNX QSO Vlad
32014-03-0315:03RZ3FW10m28.054CWKO95crRussiaSerge G. YanovskyTNX QSO , lost you in QSB Yan.
42014-03-0314:50SM5COP10m28.054CWJO89mgSwedenRUNE WANDEThanks QSO Rune
52014-03-0314:30UA3KW10m28.036CWKO91nrRussiaVladimir A. Kovalev
62014-03-0313:57DJ6OI10m28.069CWJO41tpGermanyThomas Steinmann
72014-03-0313:50UR5EKI10m28.052CWKN78wmUkraineMikhail V. Sachko
82014-03-0313:35RA3D10m28.029CWKO95ftRussiaOleg A. Zhabin