Yes - isn't it great how fast that
online log is updated? I love it!ï¿½ I'm not terribly
experienced at the art of listening and determining
where a DX station is listening.ï¿½ Two of the times I
worked 'em was during a lull in the activity when I
think they were tuning around and found me. Sometimes if
you sit on their frequency for a long time, one of two
things will happen - they'll either go QRT on that band
and you've lost your chance (for a while anyway), or
almost by magic, the calling stations will drift away
and even if you're doing something else with the radio
playing in the background, you'll notice the DX calling
CQ, and a relative lack of replies. That's a great time
to strike! Sometimes if there is a lull, they'll QSY if
you don't act fast enough.
To the relatively unskilled op
like myself, it can be a bit tiring and time consuming,
but that moment when you hear your call being sent back
to you from that little island out in the North Pacific
is like magic.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March
05, 2013 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp]
I got them at 4 AM this morning (they finally stopped
calling for EU stations), and he heard me on 30 M with
two calls using 5W. ï¿½It's amazing how fast you show up
in their online log!
(No, I wasn't sitting up all night waiting for them
- just happened to wake up and check. :-) )
Oklahoma City, OK
On Mar 5, 2013, at 1:39 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...