Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Worked Gabon on 10m - TR8CA

I have been messing around with FT4 some lately.  I haven't gotten much into it since it caused some logging/QSL headaches.  However I saw someone spot TR8CA in Gabon on 10m FT4.  I thought a few things...first I thought this was probably spotted on the wrong band on accident.  Then I though perhaps it was correct but the spotter was just really close.  In any case, I moved over to 10m FT4 and pointed the yagi in the direction of Gabon.  Sure enough, I began decoding TR8CA.  So I gave a few calls and was very surprised to get a response!  Gabon was not a new country for me, but it was a really awesome contact to have made at 6,300+ miles away on 10m band!

73 and good DX de W4LSG sk

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Worked Thailand - E20EHQ

For whatever reason, I tend to keep my Mosley yagi antenna pointed towards Asia. I'm always on the lookout for stations in this area.  I was glad to see E20EHQ come in on 20m FT8 from 9,000 miles away!  We worked each other with -13 SNR reports both ways.  This was a great contact and a new one for me!

Thailand is a country at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese Peninsula composed of 76 provinces. At 198,120 square miles and over 68 million people, Thailand is the world's 50th-largest country by total area and the 21st-most-populous country. Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest.

73 and good DX de W4LSG sk

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Worked Zambia - 9J2LA

I was pleased to be able to put a new one in the log!  9J2LA was on 40m FT8 F/H and after a few calls, I was able to work them!

Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern-Central Africa . Its neighbors are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, Namibia to the southwest, and Angola to the west.

73 and good DX de W4LSG sk

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