didn't give his call sign while I was listening.
I changed antennas from a North delta to
an Africa oriented 2 element and the signal went to 579. That
is a good sign, I thought. Suddenly DX starting
sending CQ CQ C98RF UP. I tuned the signal in with anticipation.
I went up 1.5 kHz and called, but without the /QRP. I must have
been the only one that answered him because he came back to me
on the first try! I then told him that I was running QRP.
After our QSO was over sounded the orchestra of calling stations on the
same frequency. I sat and enjoyed listening to the pile-up of
DXers. Easy propagation for about an hour and a half then the
signals went down to 459.
72! UA4ARL/qrp Alexei Rusakov
Credit Line : http://ruqrp.narod.ru
October 5, 2003. Robin, M5AEF, had an
unique CW QSO with RX3BO from Moscow at 17 meters using only 1
watt output. You say ‘it is nothing especial for 17 meters’, but
what do you say, if you know that Robin did not use any antenna?
was doing a calibration for his FT- 757, and this one was connected
to a dummy load. An antenna did not connected to the transceiver
at this time, the antenna was connected to monitoring receiver, that
does control for quality of the output signal from FT- 757. So,
Robin heard Anatoly, RX3BO, from Moscow and they had QSO with
each other. Robin had received 559 from Anatoly for his dummy-
Some minutes later Robin connected his
usual 1,5 lambda antenna to the FT –
757 and did QSO with RX3BO. Robin had received 579!
Don’t say me that there are no miracles!
With the best regards!
72! de RV3GM (UE3QRP)