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ET3AA Worked -UPDATE

ET3AA Worked -UPDATE

Worked ET3AA, Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society at Addis Ababa University, Institute of Technology. Ken, K4ZW, was in Addis Ababa this weekend and got some operating time. I was able to snag Ken on 20M CW and confirmed in the log via Clublog. Looks like ATNO #310. Received both LOTW and QSL card.

VK0AI, Macquarie Island

VK0AI, Macquarie Island

Received LOTW confirmation today for VK0AI, Macquarie Island for ATNO #308 (current, mixed). Norbert, VK5MQ has been operating from Macquarie Island for the past year but will be leaving this month. It is unlikely that he will be replaced with another ham. So I’m happy to put this one in the log.

ATNO #309 - A5A (Bhutan) -UPDATE

ATNO #309 – A5A (Bhutan) -UPDATE

Yesterday evening was a pleasant surprise. A5A (Bhutan) was decoding on 40M FT8 F&H mode. This is an over-the-pole path (SP), with no current sunspots and a solar flux at 68! Timing was perfect grayline to Bhutan. Received LOTW confirmation for A5A

VP6D, Ducie Island - Updated

VP6D, Ducie Island – Updated

Ducie Island DXpedition is now history. This was a VERY successful professional effort. Received LOTW QSLs for  QSOs on 80M, 30M, 20M, 17M, 15M & 10M CW, 40M & 20M SSB; 80M, 40M, 20M & 12M FT8 and 20M RTTY. As an early contributor I received these QSL immediately!!!  Instant gratification for ATNO #307

XW4XR QSL RECEIVED

XW4XR QSL RECEIVED

Received an LOTW QSL for my Oct 12 FT8 QSO with Bruce. This was a very rare over-the-pole grayline path on 20M. These kinds of QSOs are hard to come by at solar minimum. Laos is my #306 (current) country. Tnx Bruce & 73.

5A1AL QSL Received

5A1AL QSL Received

Received a QSL card from Abubaker, 5A1AL for my FT8 QSO.  This is my ATNO #306. Abubaker is one of only 2 hams active from Libya. The other is 5A0YL, Elham. Abubaker has been her Elmer. It takes a great deal of dedication to be active from the turbulent city of Tripoli.  Abubaker and Elham […]

K6TU propagation tool and Baker Island Dxpedition

K6TU propagation tool and Baker Island Dxpedition

This figure shows the QSOs made by KP2L and WB5NHL (red rectangles) over laid on the free K6TU propagation analysis with the recent Baker Island dxpedition.. The black rectangle shows when Baker Island was heard (40M) but no QSO resulted. These results include SSB, CW and FT8 QSOs. It is concluded that the propagation tool […]

ATNO on 20M FT8

ATNO on 20M FT8

I have Seen Abubaker (5A1AL) a few times on FT8. Abubaker is the only Libyan ham that is regularly on the bands. Today I was able to work him and his upload to Clublog confirmed I am in his log. Sent him an OQRS for a QSL.