I was at a lose end this afternoon and the wx looked ok, but a little windy, so I thought Hope Mountain was a better place to be, rather than in Front of the goggle box. I had a plan to do as Roger G0TRB had suggested and put on 7m-ssb and possibly another band ssb once the cw session was over.
I fired off on 7.032-CW without self spotting and was instantly called by Axel DL6KVA, followed by Jeff G4ELZ, who both spotted me, thanks Axel & Jeff. 20 more QSO’s were logged in quick succession.
I announced a QSY to 10.118 but the band seemed flat after many calls, so I called mission control, Barry 2E0PXW for a spot on 7.099-ssb. Heavy QRN was a problem, so just 5 QSO’s were made, 3 locally, 2E0PXW, G1INK, and GW1LDY all by groundwave and the other 2 being Mike DJ5AV and Peter DL8YR.
10m appeared to be wide open so I thought I would give it a whirl on ssb also. Conditions were pretty good and 13 QSO’s were soon in the log.
So there you have it Roger (G0TRB), you asked for ssb and I gave my bit to the cause;-) plus the bonus that I worked you on 10-ssb.
Total QSO’s = 40
40m-cw = 22
40m-ssb = 5
10m-ssb = 13
DXCC’s worked = 13… DL, G, F, HB9, S5, SM, ON, GW, OK, HA, EA, SP, OE.
Thanks to all who called in and to G4ELZ, DL6KVA, G4CMQ, 2E0PXW and GW7AAV for the spots.