Monthly Archives: April 2014

My First. Woo-hoo

OK.  Sunday 3/30/2014 at 1955 local.  So, there I was.  In my backyard.  I had made a new set up for my antenna.  I was monitoring for SO-50.  I heard QSOs.  I made my call.  I snagged one.  KL7R.  The call is from Alaska, but my contact was in grid DM53, which contains part of Arizona and New Mexico.  Wow what a trip.  On 5 watts.  That was over 500 miles.

The weather has been a little stinky.  Stormy, and since I am not the kind to go out in a storm and hold a piece of highly conductive metal to the sky.  I will have to wait for my next opportunity.

I am getting some pics together.  Keep a lookout for them.  Coming soon!

I am really jazzed.

73 de Mike, W6GYC