After I check both of the given frequencies, I start calling at 7.135MHz at 10:05 Local time (07:05 UTC). The, by gentlemen international agreement, QRP calling frequency was occupied by a non gentleman calling "chi ckou quaranta - chi ckou quaranta metros". The alternative frequency of 7.135Mhz was free(!) so after the typical " is the freq. in use, is the freq. occupied" I place a call and in a few minutes the first taker was SV8QG. Most of the Q=code was around today with fine examples like QSB-QRM-QRK and so on! For the easiness of typing I will use 5-9 for all reports although the recipients have a fully detailed report of our QSO.
so first was SV8QG 5-9 Loc KM39GC
then was SV1EPN 5-9 Loc KM17VT
then was SV1OMW 5-9 Loc KM27AV
then was SV1IVK 5-9 Loc KM27AV (operating from SV1ONW shack)
then was SV8CYV 5-9 Loc KM37MQ
then was SV1GRN 5-9 Loc "no copy" (so much for 5-9! but Panos was eager to leave)
and finally was LZ5IL 5-9 Loc KN21IN
I had a full 2 hours of contacting and I do enjoy it very much!
Thank you very much guys and I hope to see you all and many more, next time!
My working conditions was an IC-720A down at 10 Watts SSB power, an EFHW antenna and my trusty Create 730V1 Dipole. Most of the time I was using my EFHW as a better NVIS antenna.
Εαρινή σύναξη των ραδιοερασιτεχνών σήμερα και τα call-sign τα οποία διαβάζετε από πάνω συνομίλησαν μαζί μου. Όλα τα κακά ήταν μαζεμένα παρέα με ένα κόντεστ, την Ι ταλική γαϊδουριά και την απαίσια διάδοση. Ήταν στιγμές όπου κατόπιν συμφωνίας με του συνομιλητές μου ζέσταινα την φου-φου για να χαλιναγωγήσω τα γαϊδούρια! Ήταν δύο ώρες γεμάτες αγνό ραδιοερασιτεχνισμό χαμηλής ισχύος και τις χάρηκα πάρα πολύ! Μέχρι την επόμενη φορά λοιπόν... 73!