It’s been a busy few days for me on both the wireless and in ‘real life’ but I’ve been able to keep the project going without too much trouble.
On day #13 which was Thursday I was home from work and back out again very quickly with my daughter to visit my mum. This is a trip we make most Thursdays and is always good. It was getting late when we got home so I had a quick QSO with HA8RM, Peter in Hungary. I hear Peter a lot but I’ve never worked him before because he’s always calling CQ DX, however I wound my power down to 10w and asked if he’d mind working a European station running QRP. Peter was happy to do this and we had a brief chat, no wonder he’s always very strong, he runs 1,500 watts!
Day #14 was good – No Spaniards, Italians or Russians for me today 🙂 I worked G4LOE, Gary in Solihull on 80m and then had a nice chat with G1MYE/M who was on the beach at Weston-Super-Mare on 40m. A company I used to work for had an office in Weston and I used to go there fairly often on training courses. I ended the day talking to Ed, LX1EA in Luxembourg on 40m.
Day #15 was very good indeed. I worked two Italians on 20m, one of them being I2AE who was running a special event station for Castles and then I had a tune around on 10m to hear HZ1SK, Samir in Saudi Arabia. It took a couple of calls but I worked him to get a new country in the log. In the afternoon it was the 80m AFS contest so I had a go in that and added another 78 contacts to my logbook.
I knew that day #16 was going to be tricky as I had a wedding to go to and wasn’t expecting to have much time on the radio. Luckily for me I was still up after midnight from day #15 and so had a couple of quick QSOs on 80m, PA0MIR and HA3OV. Both were just giving them points in a contest but hey, they’re still contacts.