Thursday, March 24, 2011

Still going bad…

It seams that things are still  going wrong globally this year. Too many unpleasant events around the world. Most of them out of ham radio world, but severe ones to affect it. We are just sitting speechless waiting when things will get better.

A thing that kept me busy last days was the good TEP openings. Yes we are near the equinox and the sun is active enough to give us the opportunity to work again long distance stations on 6m. This is an example of how I caught ZS6CCY  on my 5 elements mono, a couple of days ago.

It is nice that whatever is happening, hams always have  a window to open in order to have fun.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Early 2011

This year started bad. The awaited DX0DX didn’t make it. That was a shame. On the other hand the VP8ORK turned out to be a complete disappointment.  Lack of propagation gave space for lot of complains. We had many expectations without fulfillment. My  sadness stirred up memories, some decades back, from a hobby of my youth. The picture gives a clue of my activities that time. I made this little boat by myself. She gave me lot of nice little trips around my island. I wish to all of you good winds through the rest of 2011.