Due to unexpected circumstances, I ended up being at home today and once the reason for that was being dealt with, I decided to play radio for a while.
I’ve been looking to work the TX5K DXpedition to Clipperton Island since the weekend. I tried on Sunday but the pileups were absolutely massive and I didn’t manage to make myself heard. Today I noticed that they were on 20m RTTY and so I decided to give them another shout as they were a good S7 signal here.
It only took half a dozen calls and they responded to me so we quickly completed the QSO. They’re running a useful online real-time log which you can access here. I did this directly after my QSO to be presented with this.
A couple of hours later I was tuning around 15m and heard PJ7AA in Sint Maarten on CW. I’ve only worked PJ7 once before and that was back in 2011 on 10m so I called them for a nice new band and mode slot. Finally today I managed to work TX5K again but this time on 17m RTTY and I’ve uploaded that QSO to my audio snippets page.
Not bad results for an unexpected day off!