Saturday, 18 June 2011

Activity update Saturday, 17 June 2011.

During the week I spent my evenings (and a few hours in the office) replying to all the direct EL8RI QSL cards that I'd received. There were MANY, but I have now finally finished all of them. The cards will be mailed when I get back to South Africa mid-July. Buro cards are the next batch to tackle. I need to look for a program that has a user friendly label generating function.

Last night was the first time that I've had a chance to get on the air since arriving back in Zambia on Monday.
I spent the first while checking the new station equipment (Icom IC-706, MFJ-949E Tuner) and writing down all the settings for the various bands, with my multi-band antenna.

Conditions seemed good, and I made about 90 QSO's on 12 and 15m CW. A shout on 17m SSB, yielded a contact there as well.

After a nice pile-up, I took a break for dinner, and then I decided to listen for my South African friends on SSB. The 20m band was closed though, so I'll try again over the weekend, earlier in the day.

I hope to keep this blog up to date regularly.

Have a good weekend.


  1. I'm testing the comment function, as others haven't been able to comment.

  2. Hello Chris.
    Please check our QSO on 30m in your Log.
    Not in LoTW yet.

    QSO was 10.07.2011 at 20.36Z.

    731 Victor UA4HBW
    P.S. Thanks for 15m SSB today.