Stations worked here during the weekend on 136kHz using normal speed CW:
GI3PDN (17.20UT: gave him 589, he gave me 57/89), G3AQC (19.41: 589, 589),
PA0LEG (19.51: 579, 599).
G6RO (08.38: 589, 59+9), PA0SE (08.50: 579, 579), PA0BWL (11.22: 559, 559),
GW4ALG (11.47: 589, 599), ON6ND (19.30: 579, 559QRM), OH3LYG (20.11: 569,
549), OH1TN (20.59: 579QSB, 559).
DK5PT (09.29: 449, 449), M0BMU (11.12: 589, 599), G6NB (16.13: 58/99, 599),
G3YXM (16.38: 59+9, 59+9).
Non-UK stations heard but not worked:
PA0KDM (449), ON7YD (559), DK8KW (569), IK5ZPV (569), HB9ASB (559).
The weather was again the main concern this weeken with everything from
gales to sleet - we even got some thunder and lightening on Saturday
afternoon! With this, and everyone obviously starting their Christmas
shopping, the early part of the weekend was fairly quiet, but there was
still enough activity to make the band worth checking from time to time.
It was nice to work both Kai and Reino on Saturday night; Kai is now
marginally my furthest DX on the band, and has improved his signal so that
he is nearly as strong as Reino.
Sunday started very quietly (although my noise level was a little higher
than usual - frost static??), but then the band got increadibly busy and it
became a scramble to work anything. Nevertheless I managed a couple of
new ones for me; first Dieter DK5PT and later Jim M0BMU in Hatfield, with a
very good signal. This was not only Jim's first LF QSO, but also his first
CW QSO! Excellent. It takes my 'first QSO' tally up to 14 with 85 callsigns
now worked 2-way on 136kHz.
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 **