As David Letterman used to say on his television show...it has been FOREVER since I had a 40m QSO on the HW8 but tonight I think I figured out my problem. I am using a different HP laptop in the shack since my other one went south...and this different laptop is NOISY enough to hide signals from the HW8. I shut it down and boy did that make a difference. I was beginning to think I had radio problems but not so!
So I need to find a quieter logging computer....may have to find a logger that will run on my Raspberry Pi as it is very quiet. Conditions tonight we a lot better SSN:47 SFI:78 A:5 K:0
Tonight I worked Adam KE8DNU over in Toldeo Ohio, home of the AAA baseball Mud Hens and of course good old Corporal Klinger from M*A*S*H fame. Adam gave me a 599 and I handed him a 589...probably was a 599 but my antenna isn't the greatest. Adam is new to CW and he is having a ball, I know this because he told me so. I think he was using a CRK-10A QRP CW transceiver.
It's great to be making contacts again! I'll try to get some more states in the log! Stay tuned.
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