New Country, St Lucia

This is a turn of events for my blog, I actually did some operating today. In fact it is even worse than that, I turned on the 2m fm rig and put it in scan mode and sat listening to a club net for a good 30mins while i did stuff for work. Shocking I know, but, you know what? It was not all that bad, at least the conversation was not about the weather, medical conditions or tomatoes.

So that got me excited enough to fire up the Icom and do a little FT8. A bit on 20m, a bit on 40m and I managed to work a new one for me on 40m. I did hear this station on 20m and pskreporter said he was hearing me, but never did see a CQ, so im thinking he might have taken a break from it. Anyway, got him on 40m and that is good enough for me.

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FT8 On 40m

Been a while since i have made an actual qso of sorts, so i did a little FT8 made 6 contacts and turned it all off again LOL Bands are hopeless for anyone running low power and crappy antenna.

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Its Almost Like Doing Radio

Its been as hot as satans farts here and so on goes the air-con. But the crappy inverter in the air-con wipes out all of HF with hash, making it unusable. But I felt like doing some radio, which is odd, I have not been all that interested in transmitting in ages, so I fired up WSPR and let it run overnight. Not the most impressive collection of spots, but its better than nothing. This was on 20m. I would really like to work DP0GVN in the antarctic in a mode that actually counts. But alas, they have not been all that active in that capacity for sometime.

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