zondag 10 juli 2011
QSO with RU1A with 8 mW
In the IARU HF World Championship 2011 I met RU1A.
Their signal was S+++20 dB. Thus S++ through a 20 dB attenuator.
When I was answering for the 10th time or more, and my signal was still not heard, I wanted to increase my power. But then I realized (again) that the signal was very, very strong. So I kept answering with 3.6 mW and my perseverance payed off.
He did hear my with 3.6 mW, but he did not copy my call, so I immediately went to 8 mW. Then my call was copied immediately and the QSO was made.
Большое спасибо to the fine operators with their Excellent Ears at RU1A.
This is the card that I received for a QSO with just 1 mW in 2004 .
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Sun spots or no sun spots, it is still possible to make QSO's with very low power.