As we were away from Sydney when the guys started to operate I was just "little" worried about working them. http://amsterdamdx.org/
I've tried on Tuesday evening when we got back and the pile-ups were "legendary". Buckley's that day. Next morning on 40 and 30 m... the same.
This afternoon (Wednesday) I was able to work them with ease. I think that the worst effort was fourth call or so. Except the previous day on 40 and 30 when I called and called with no success.
The relative short time I've spent on the chase I've witnessed absolutely terrible operating practices. Ouch... Steve VK3TDX alerted me to the comments that other operators "uttered" on the DX summit.
I'd say there should be separate exam and license for DX operators... eh? OK we all make mistakes, but some people have extra talent.
Now I'm sitting on the balcony waiting for the 20 m band to open in the direction of the island. There are spots for the 14.023 frequency, but at the moment (mid afternoon) there are no signals. The VOAprop says that the band should be working... hmmmm..??
Again the time of the year when the owners of the beautiful piece of paradise are going on a holiday and needed somebody to "cut the g...
I had some spare time to finish assembly of my new toy (mind you - the last two weeks I had at least two new toys). Christian DL1ELU sold ...
It took long time to get the kit. Waldi in order to save me money had shipped the kit by surface mail. Needless to say it had taken more t...