It has been quite a busy week so few hamradio activities lately. Last night around midnight I worked several stations in the USA and also scored a new DXCC by QSO with Joaquin HK4NDF from Envigado, Colombia. Thanks for the 5/9 Joaquin. All the operators I worked with last night were using a hexbeam antenna btw! Excellent.
Okay, I sort of feel proud now. One of my first contests last year and I seem to have won 1st place in the CQ World Wide WPX Rookie/Low Power SSB All-Band class. Wow!
Last night we made a nice video of my QTH with a DJI Phantom 2 drone equipped with a GoPro Hero 3 HD camera. Half way into the movie we climbed to just over 200 meters altitude providing a spectacular view of our town. Switch to HD, mute your speakers and enjoy!
Sometimes QSO’s are noteworthy, and so was the exceptionally nice hour long chat with Salvador EA4GLI from Madrid, Spain last night. He normally operates from Barbados with call 8P9EH and is also an avid Hex Beam user. We discussed Hex Beams and the Wellbrook ALA-1530 Loop antenna as a RX only solution in environments with lots of electrical interference from Chinese power supplies and solar panel inverters, like in our case. Quite a breeze from the usual “5/9 – 73’s” QSO’s. Thanks, Sal!