Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Looking for North America on 15m

I am looking for QSOs with North American stations on the 15m band. The reason for this is that I have realized that I only need that area in order to qualify for a 15m endorsement on my WAC (Worked All Continents) award.
Fifteem meters has always been my favourite band, for a number o reasons. In first place, it is a great band for very lond distance contacts with modest power and antennas. Secondly, the band is usually less crouded than 20m. The third reason is somewhat nostalgic, because 15m was one of the bands that I was allowed to use when I first got my amateur radio licence in 1992.
Yesterday I made a couple of QSOs on this band. The first was with Canadian station VE3SKP (Steve) from Ottawa. The second one was with W8ERN (Angelo, see the picture on the right) from Brighton, Michigan. He was using an Icom 746proIII and a 3-element stepIR beam.

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