Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Worked Taiwan and Japan on SSB Phone - BX5AA, JA1XEC

I have been able to work Taiwan only 2 times before and both were on FT8.  Oddly enough, one of the stations I had worked before on FT8, BX5AA (Jimmy), was booming into GA on 20m SSB phone.  I turned my yagi, powered up the amplifier, and gave Jimmy a call.  He answered and we had a nice contact with good signal reports exchanged!  That was my first contact with Taiwan via SSB phone!  I was shaking like a leaf with nerves and excitement! 8,000+ miles!

A few minutes later, I also worked JA1XEC in Japan on SSB phone! I think his antenna did all the work, but conditions with Asia were great during "grey line"!

73 and good DX de KG4LST sk

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Worked Sierra Leone - 9LY1JM

I was able to work 9LY1JM in Sierra Leone on 20m SSB phone! 

At over 4,800 miles away, Sierra Leone is is a country on the southwest coast of West Africa. It has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savanna to rainforests. The country has a total area of 27,699 square miles.

73 and good DX de KG4LST sk

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Worked North Cook Islands - E51WL

I was able to work E51WL in North Cook Islands via 17m FT8!

At over 5,700 miles away The Cook Islands is a self-governing island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. It comprises 15 islands whose total land area is 92.7 square miles.

73 and good DX de KG4LST sk

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Worked Madagascar - 5R8IC

I was able to work Madagascar for the first time on 17m FT8.

At over 9,300 miles away, Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 250 miles off the coast of East Africa.

73 and good DX de KG4LST sk

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