After a lovely run of 19 QSOs in 21 minutes, on 7.032MHz CW this morning (on Cloud SP-015), I decided to have a go at 15m on the same 40m dipole antenna. I called a few times, and was answered by “ZL3ANB”, who was initially a very good 559 signal, but then soon very weak at 339. I managed to struggle through and complete the contact, but still had my doubts.
Since returning home, I cannot find any evidence of the existence of ZL3ANB through QRZ.com, the DX cluster or Google. I thought there might be some tomfoolery going on, as there was someone pirating my call on 7.032, trying unsuccessfully to disrupt proceedings.
Frustratingly, I still don’t know for sure that ZL3ANB was not a genuine QSO, as 15m was open this morning, but it doesn’t look likely, all things considered.
Many thanks to everyone that called me. It was nice to be back on 40m CW, and making 27 contacts, including S2S with DL5WW/P on DM/NW-213. A pleasant morning.