After moving my shack to a different room in my house, I wanted to get on the air and make sure that everything was in good working order. I reconnected my antennas and checked the SWR. Everything looked good!
I saw a spot on the DX Cluster for Rwanda on 17m phone. I changed to the frequency 18.155 mHz USB and listened. Sure enough, somewhat in the noise, there was Peter Jewitt - 9X9PJ! I knew I'd need my Ameritron AL-811H to make the contact, so I moved a few kHz off the frequency and tuned up the amp. When I returned, I called a few times and got a reply. Peter was about a 53 on me but even with the amp only gave me an RST of 43. I still consider that a great contact of over 7,600 miles on the 17m band! I'm also pleased that the QSO has already been confirmed by Peter on QRZ!
|9X9PJ in Rwanda|
73 de KG4LST sk