mardi 8 avril 2014
W1AW 100 years
In the past couple of days I have worked W1AW. Actually the /3 two times most recently. Couple other USA stations, including KA1EFO. One watt from the HW-8. Conditions not too great. Lots of QRM from Radio China which overloads the front end of my direct conversion HW-8. Radio China doesn't broadcast on the 20 meter amateur band so must be a harmonic of their multi-billion KW English service station. Interference depends on conditions and time of day, of course.
I have been looking for another HW-8 and HW-9. Couple of possibilities in the USA. Hope something develops. Would buy now and have them sent to my sister to hold for me. Won't hold my breath.
Weather chilly and rainy. Not pleasant.