SKCC 5123T----- FISTS 14979----- Flying Pigs 2331----- NAQCC 3610-----QRP ARCI 14176-----Polar Bear 257

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Catching Anything?

Well yes some DX and some state side. Marv KK4DKT invited me out for some impromptu portable ops at the Panama City Marina Saturday AM. His wife Melissa joined us. Marv's setup was his FT 897 and the Buddipole. Marv had a good time working DX on 10 meters like Brazil and Bonaire. We figure the DX was a straight shot South over the water from Panama City. I setup my mast and a half wave wire for 30 meters. My rig was the Youkits HB-1B. I worked a couple of TN a TX and a VA. They had some QSB on my signal. Maybe it was my wire waving. Then I had a solid QSO with Tom K0FCG in West Plains MO. My best contacts on 30 meters have been to MO recently. So we stood out a little bit from the rest casting off the dock. I think we caught more than they did! Bob WB4BLX also dropped by and we enjoyed the visit. Greg N4KGL