Must share!

Hawaii just worked from G/SP-015. 817, 5 watts, homemade antenna. ATNO for me. Boom!

Still CQing on 14.080 for any chasers.

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Well done Tom on getting Hawaii and thanks for our QSO best 73

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I replied with your report 9 times when you first tried Allen, but I take it you weren’t RXing or decoding. Thanks for trying again; we made it in the end!

That wire is working well for you mate especially when Hawaii came straight back at you. No I could see you answering folks but I didn’t think I’d made it to you but thanks anyways got there in the end.

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Get back to us if you manage to work any rare DX. Hawaii is the 267th most wanted DXCC out of 340. It is slightly rarer than Malta. Club Log: DXCC Most-Wanted List for January 2023

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Statistically invalid observation as usual Richard. Just wait ‘til M0HGY spots this nonsense…

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Hi, I just tried you on FT4 , 20m, but this is a protocol failure : my call is S5/PA3BHF, and you have a /P
We can work each other if , after the initial contact, we both take the suffix/prefix off. A bit fiddly but the only way - 73 Michael S5/PA3BHF (M0MPM)

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Ok let’s try again…

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Cool! and thanks - Good luck there!
73 Michael

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Very innovative use of multiple polarisations there, Tom. Is the droop in the vertical a special design and what are the dimensions?

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There’s drugs to fix that available nowadays.

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Ah we have a contribution from the Chief Lowerer of Tones himself…

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It’s not an exciting looking KHxxxx style call though. To my amazing callsign knowledge it doesn’t shout “middle of the Pacific”.

A great effort Tom…and great smile too.

73 de Geoff vk3sq

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Hi Tom, one question, on the picture it looks like you’re using an iPad. Which software do you use?
And I have never worked Hawaii from here, or from the UK, it is high on MY list !! Congrats!
S5/PA3BHF (M0MPM)

Congratulations, Tom! I forgot to mention it on our QSO 20 mins ago. G0MHF

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It’s an Acer Windows 10 tablet. Running WSJT-X 2.1.0 with the WSJT-Z hack.

That’s a slight downside. Reminds me of the time I worked a NL7 station from a SOTA and it was only some days later that I found out that I’d worked my first ever Alaskan…

When I worked a KL0 I was excited till I found it was a snowbird in Florida or such for the Winter.

Did you really work Hawaii dad as the callsign that I can see working you was K2GT which is a USA station. I thought all Hawaii stations had the prefix KH6 unless the Hawaii licence is same as USA licence meaning that someone can get there licence and callsign in the USA and use their USA callsign in Hawaii without using the Hawaii prefix!

Jimmy M0HGY

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