March 29, 2016

3 Weeks

I have only been a ham for a little over 3 weeks. I have made a few contacts on 2m FM simplex which I really enjoy. I tried the local repeaters and they really are not for me.

Yesterday my HF rig came in (ft-450d) and today was my first time keying up on HF. I made my first contact at 7:00pm EST on 10m (28.405) with a Dominican Republic station HI8JQE. He was calling CQ and the pileup came. I threw my call out a bunch of times in between and finally heard KD2 standby. I freaked out. Then he called KD2 station. I replied with his call them mine and he confirmed. I could not believe it. My first station worked was DX. I'm hooked now.

2m FM Simplex
First confirmed HF Contact
This is HI8JQE my first confirmed HF contact on 10m




3 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Congratulations on your new license and on making your first contact a DX one! You will always remember it, trust me! Thanks for all the info on your blog, and I look forward to reading more!

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  2. Came in via your review of the SoftRTL66, i'm glad to read your first HF contact was from my side of the woods. 73's de HI8NME.

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  3. Robert- Thank you. I'm bit buy the DX bug really really bad. Updates are in the works. Just so busy on HF :)

    Manu- Welcome to the site. Talking to HI8JQE was really exciting. DX is like drugs. One hit and your hooked.

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