Tag Archive for DX

Quest for FT5ZM

New DX on the air today. Amsterdam Island, FT5ZM showed up on the air this morning.

I had stayed up late last night trying to work some new ones during the CQ WW 160 meter contest. I only have a short vertical for 160 so it’s tough and I have to maximize the contests. Overall I did ok, three new ones, Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Korea.

Recent DX Activity

It has been pretty busy lately, Wake Island, Banaba Island, American Samoa, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Lakshadweep and more. Here on the west coast K9W was pretty easy. I worked them on all HF bands and even managed a QSO on 160 meters.

VP8ORK Some Success

Well I only had a little luck with VP8ORK. I worked them on 30 meters and 160 meters. I’m real happy with the 160 QSO with my 29 foot vertical but I really wanted to work them on 80 meters. A couple of nights they were almost strong enough but not quite. 160 ended up…

Working on 80 meters DX now!

I did a little better on DX this last week or so. Even with propagation pretty poor I picked up some new interesting ones. I worked V5/DJ2HD in Namibia on phone to go along with my 80 meter CW QSO with V5/DK1CE. Then I worked DU1/GM3POI on 80 meters CW for a new country on…