Stations worked here during the weekend on 136kHz using normal speed CW:
MM0ALM (13.49:UT gave him 599, he gave me 599).
G3YMC (08.33: 469QRN, 599QRN), PA0SE (10.12: 479QRN, 479QRN), SM4DHN (21.46
G6RO (08.43: 57/89, 599), G3YXM (09.11: 59+9, 59+9), SM6PXJ (11.11: 559,
539), G6NB (16.02: 589, 599), GI/EI0CF/P (17.06: 579, 57/89).
A very mixed bag for me this weekend due to the lousy weather and noisey
conditions. Most of the time we had intermittent showers of drizzle which,
due to the water droplets collecting on my very thin antenna wire, plays
havoc with the tuning. On Friday and Saturday static levels were also
exceptionally high, so my actual operating periods were much shorter than
Dave MM0ALM is now immensely strong here and must be putting the biggest
signal out from the UK at present. My first ever contact with Lars SM4DHN on
Saturday night was a bit of a struggle, not due to the strength of signals
but due to the static, which was almost painful. Christer SM6PXJ was a very
good signal during daylight on Sunday morning and worked a number of other
stations, including Ron G6RO which was a real pleasure to monitor. Finally,
I was very pleased to work Finbar operating from Mal's GI QTH at Cookstown -
my 2nd GI this week taking my 2-way tally on 136kHz up to 75 stations.
again to Finbar, Mal and Ray for all their work getting the station up and
Regards John G4GVC near Leicester, IO92JP
** TX: Synth + 400W RF from modified 'G3YXM' Mosfet PA **
** RX: TS-850S with 3 x CW filters and 0.5ppm TCXO **
** Ant: Inv-L 60m long, 6m high at feed end, 12m high at far end **