Every year I join the Marathon on 6m band. My intentions are not to get first, as I have not the equipment I would like to, but to have fun and keep an eye on propagation differences year by year as we approach to the circle 24 maximum. Actually I have achieved the following scores:
|2010||67 till now|
It is obvious that propagation is increasing steadily on magic band. This result is expectable of course, but it is nice to document it by numbers.
I have to mention here an exceptional QSO I made a couple of days ago with JL8GFB (Man) 9200Km away, using a ringo vertical and 150w. This is exactly all I have in my second QTH I was that morning. I really enjoyed this contact. Here is the cfm in a chat dialog after QSO done.
“06:43 SV8RX George JL8GFB Man did you copy any other Greek stations this morning?
06:44 JL8GFB Man SV8RX George tnx QSO, only u and Costas here
06:45 SV8RX George JL8GFB Ok Man Tnx!
07:03 SV8RX George JL8GFB Man You have to know that you have very sharp ears. I used only 100w and a ringo vertical antenna!
07:04 JL8GFB Man SV8RX FB George many tnx for info!”
So nothing is impossible in magic band! Good openings.