#322 total – VK9GMW, Mellish Reef for an alltime new
Posted: April 8th, 2009 under DX, Hamradio, Soundclips.
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).
- VK9GMW 40M CW – strong signal but heavy pile-up