I thought it would be rude to just jump in on the frequency since the local station had been calling CQ. So I went down about 5kHz. I had the amp on, antenna still pointed East. I listened to the silent frequency for several minutes while I mustered some courage. I keyed the rig and asked if the frequency was in use. Hearing nothing, I asked again. Heart beating fast, I called "CQ CQ DX looking for VK or ZL long path, here is KG4LST KG4LST beaming VK or ZL long path and listening." Nothing heard, I called again. Then, a weak signal came back. QRZ? VK5SRV/M is that correct? Wow, is all I can say...a mobile station in Australia while working long path, that's over 14,000 miles! I talked with Ian for a short time since he was going to do some Sunday (his time) fishing. I logged him, and then called again. VK2VRC (Wayne) came back to me! We had a very nice QSO, I logged him, and called again. VK5NZ (Bob) answered. Oddly enough, Bob lived in Atlanta from 1986 to 1993. We chatted about many things and then we said our 73's. What an awesome afternoon!
|Long path from KG4LST to the stations in Australia|
73 and good DX de KG4LST sk