Friday, April 24, 2009

VHF Band Opening Tonight

Little bit of a band opening tonight on 2 meters. We had a station from north of Wilmington, NC (KD4TKA) getting into the 146.970 repeater. So we decided to try and get into his local repeater in Wilmington. Full quieting into the 146.820 repeater there. It's about 250 miles from Savannah. Ryan-AJ4MY and I talked to each other through that repeater like it was local.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Weekend Radio Highlights

I had a few firsts on the radio this weekend. I made a contact with 5X1NH-Nick in Uganda on 20 meters. My deepest hop into the African continent so far. Got my first ever contact to Australia with VK2GWK-Henk near Sydney on 20 meters. Also had my first ever AM DX contact with XF3PAS-Alberto in Cozumel, Mexico on 20 meters. Thanks to Mac-KF4LMT for the tip on the AM station.