Category: JT65

Days 320, 321 and 322 – Lots of JT65A reception reports

I didn’t have too many QSOs on these three days, largely because I was running some extended JT65A receive sessions which were quite interesting. On day #320 I spoke to W2WP, Mike and N4CCA, Don on 20m SSB and then I ran receive on 40m JT65 overnight.  The aerial used here was an off centre […]

Days 317, 318 and 319

I worked a few RTTY stations in the early hours of day #317 on 40m carrying on with the contest from the day before, they were W3LL, VA2UP, IK4CLF, UA9OG, OM7OM, Z37M, WA2TMC, K9NR and IW1QN.  In the morning I spoke to RW9JZ, Leo and EW6DX, Igor on 10m SSB.  Later I switched to 12m […]

Days 314, 315 and 316 – More great conditions and new DXCCs

I had a very good start to day #314, I heard two stations on 10m from New Zealand talking to each other and passing the DX they were working backwards and forwards between them.  I called a few times with no response and then the stronger of them said “I’ll take one more call and […]

Days 311, 312 and 313 – I have an amplifier

I started off day #311 on 20m when I spoke to IN3LQB, Paul before I moved to 10m and worked A61AS, Salem and TA1BX, Burhan.  I then moved to 12m to talk to JT1BV, Naran.  This was followed by three PSK31 contacts on 15m with LY2CK, Fred, UY2IC, Aleksandr and UT1Ef, Stanislav.  Later in the […]

Days 307 and 308 – eight new DXCC entities in the log

I started off on day #307 working TU2T on 10m followed by CN2DX, Andre and then PJ5/SP6IXF, Janusz in St. Eustatius & Saba for a new DXCC.  I then spoke to FG5DH, Christian in Guadeloupe for another new DXCC entity. I then worked TU2T twice more, on 12m and 17m.  I’ve said before that I don’t really […]

Days 296, 297 and 298 – I finally worked T32C

Day #296 was the day of the aerial work although before we started tearing my aerials down, I had a quick ‘banker’ QSO just in case things didn’t go well.  I worked JG1WNO, Hiro on 10m JT65 early in the morning. After all the work was done and my beam was up, my first QSO […]

Days 293, 294 and 295 – First SSB contact to VK

Conditions have been great over the last couple of weeks.  I’ve not been going out of my way to have long strings of QSOs though, just tuning around and picking people off as I feel like it. On day #293 I spent most of my time on 10m working A65EE, Adil, ZS6CX, Glen, RD3ZV, Alex, […]

Days 290, 291 and 292 – A QSL card in the post

I had three QSOs on day #290, I worked MX0BCQ, Kevin and 2E0OTL, Gary on 40m SSB and then had a JT65 QSO on 20m with IW1PUR, Roberto. Even less on day #291 despite the current good conditions – I spoke to KF3B, Alan on 15m SSB and NU1O, Chris on 10m. I arrived home […]

Days 287, 288 and 289 – A bit of (almost) everything

There’s a bit of everything in this update.  Variety is the spice of life! I only had two QSOs on day #287 though, I first worked KD4FNI, Glenn on 15m and then I heard EA3JW, Jim calling CQ DX on 40m.  I wound the power down to 10 watts and asked if he’d mind working […]

Days 276 to 282 – The RSGB Convention and getting a US amateur radio licence

Here’s what should be one of the last ‘regular’ updates that consists of just a list as it brings me up to date.  I’m not saying there won’t be lists in the future when I work a lot of stations such as during a contest but they’ve served a purpose here and I’ll be shifting […]