Band conditions improving……

2013-06-09 091714

…..or was I just lucky?

Heard the beacons on 17m this morning and conditions seemed a lot better than of late.

I started on 17m RTTY around 0645 (UTC) and first call was JA. I persevered a little longer and then they started to get a little stronger.

Not quite beaming his way but a pleasure all the same when Atsu 5W1SA popped up in the window. It was a new slot for me so very happy to have him in the log (tnx Atsu san!).

Conditions continued good and I moved to 15m RTTY around 0730 (UTC) and again, straight into JA and the Far East. The brief session netted me 33 Japan, 5 South Korea, 5W1SA Samoa and several others from Russia, Kazakhstan and Europe….

….a good start to a Sunday morning 😉

0913 (UTC) email just received….

”Hi Charles,

thanks for the QSO. Your RTTY signal was very clear and stable that time. TS950SDX (150W) + 8mH Inv. Vee. Hope the condition becoming better. Not much contact today, keep CQing on 60m now.

I will upload my LoTW shortly.


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Charles M0OXO

I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.

I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.

IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.

In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.