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FO/DJ7RJ (Marquesas Isl) worked for a new one today


Posted: October 9th, 2008 under DX, Hamradio.

fo_m_marquesas.jpg Since I had some time before work today, I checked the cluster. KH7XS was spotted on 40M SSB. I did work him on CW a few weeks ago with a great signal. I tuned in on 40M and there he was with a great signal today again. I gave a few calls and he was in the log very quickly. ZL2SQ was spotted down in the CW band with a nice signal and pile-up. I gave a few calls, but no way I could get through that mess. If he had gone split, he would have worked many more. I decided to go up in the band and give a few CQ’s. VK3XU Drew answered my first call. He gave me my last zone on 40M and a new country on CW. Thanks Drew. KI6LZ George from California called in after Drew. I tried a few more CQ’s, but no reply. An hour later, FO/DJ7RJ popped up on 40M. I was kinda hoping he would show somewhere I had a chance to work him. He was about 559 with some flutter, quite a nice signal when you think about the signal travelling all the way from the Pacific. Several LA’s got through before I managed to work him for a new country. I have the other FO’s, but Marquesas Island was blank in my log. Finally a new country. I can’t say I remember the last time a new country was logged. That was number 319.



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