Hello for today.
The bands seem to have really good openings into Asia and Africa, well at least from where my QTH is. I have never heard some of these stations as strong as they are, maybe thats because I never listened or they have bought new amps lol!
Anyhow, tonight I was scanning around on 15m and 20m and to my surprise I was hearing African stations at 59 (or a little below), the piles ups for these stations were huge and so I spent a little time battling to be heard over some stations, at their own admission, putting out 1kw through a linear amp. Little ol me in EI trying to beat the big US stations haha. But I held my own and managed to make my contacts, despite being stamped all over by an ER station, so much so that the gentleman I was trying to have a QSO with told the station to "please shut up". I couldve laughed so hard at this but I was in the middle of a conversation so I couldnt, but if I had the chance I wouldve shouted HA HA.
Anyhow, I have managed to get a few new DXCC's. Oman (which I didnt have at all), Hong Kong, Angola and Namibia, so another 4 to add to my list. Ill have to start looking at the different bands now as I am beginning to favour 15m and 20m a lot recently, maybe because they are open for a lot longer in the evening, you wouldnt have worked someone on 15m at this time 2 months ago.
Righteeeeee, I am off for now,
Talk 2 ya soon, 73, Lisa