23 February 2009

Two new US States on 30m

Did not have much energy and time this weekend for the radio, but a late Sunday night session brought in Vermont and Tennessee. The latter had a KG4 callsign, which I initially located in Guantanamo Bay. Never mind.

I was pretty tired and my CW copying skills were down to the bottom. I remembered what Hans UPL wrote me when my first child was born: sleep deprivation equals lousy CW op.

I need to build an interface to a tape recorder for my FT-817 so I can record contacts and enjoy them afterwards.

In the meantime I have drilled the shack wall to let the coax in. Antenna is still the horizontal base loaded monopole.