Saturday, February 16, 2008

I did get a new one!

Country Number 71 towards DXCC QRP was tacked on tonight.

EI5E - Ireland.

40 Meters - almost down at the band edge. I was stoked and pumped and ready to look for more. Then the buzzsaw that is my neighborhood QRN came on, drowning out everything on 40 Meters.

I came upstairs and watched a re-broadcast of Game 3 of the 1969 Mets-Orioles World Series on Sports Net New York. Ah yes, pitchers and catchers have reported for Spring Training! It does my heart a world of good.

73 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ireland was my first DX QSO with a new FT-817 early last summer. Antenna was a window-mounted Buddistick. He didn't know I was QRP at the time and gave me a 579 report.

I was flabergasted. Haven't had similar luck since. Sigh!