Well my station has been off the air for about the last two weeks. We've been having the entire house painted inside and out, and I was finally able to get some of my junque put back in the shack and connected to the Mojo enriched attic dipole antenna.
So I tuned up to 7118 and listened for a couple hours, and did not hear much. I had been watching a movie and keeping an ear to the radio when I heard Lou KD2ITZ from Yorktown Heights NY calling CQ, I was on the K2 set to about 10 watts output, the band was not in real bad shape and I had Lou a solid 579 here. He was using a TS-590 at 50 watts into his dipole. So not a bad signal at all. If you have ever worked Lou before you know he has a great fist and makes for easy copy. He remembered that we had worked each other in the past. It's been raining at his QTH for a solid week like it has been raining here. According to Wikipedia, Dave Matthews of "Dave Matthews Band" fame hails from Yorktown Heights NY as well as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
|KD2ITZ QSL Card I snagged from QRZ|
I have been searching through all the boxes of my treasure and I am slowly getting things back together in the radio room. Still can't find my K1. Maybe tomorrow!
May the 4th be with you!