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#322 total – VK9GMW, Mellish Reef for an alltime new


Posted: April 8th, 2009 under DX, Hamradio, Soundclips.

vk9gmw_logsearch.jpg Finally. I almost gave up hope for this one. I have been working late during prime-time on several days. Yesterday, I had a day off. VK9GMW showed up on 20M with a decent signal. I think I tried an hour before he went to another band. That was it until around 14z. He showed up on 40M. I couldn’t quite believe the signal, but it was a bit fluttery, and he was working JA and NA. After a few minutes they changed op. He sent something like "qrx 10, while I get the real op for the pile-up". He finally came back, and I was hoping to get him before the pile-up grew too big. I hunted for maybe an hour and thirty minutes without getting through. At that point I was more like giving up. After eating dinner, I went back for another go, and he was still there. Around 17z he suddenly asked for something that sounded like my call. I repeated the call and finally Mellish was in the log. That makes a new one on 40M (#234), CW (#306) and total (#322).

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George

May 5, 2009
0:54

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I was the operator at that time. I was doing the EU shift on 160 meters, from 4 to 7 AM. Tomi was supposed to take over at 7. When I sent the “QRX 10 while I get the real op for this pile up” I was actually waking Tomi up and turned on the speaker :-)) George AA7JV

la8aja

May 5, 2009
8:07

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Hi George.
Thanks for stopping by. Yeah, I was wondering who was the operator then, now I know 🙂 Congratulations to Tomi and you for a good expedition, and good that you made it safely home. Thank you for an alltime new, it was quite a challenge to get you in the log, but happy I made it.