FREQ 300 #27: KH2L – Guam

The “Pacific Theatre” is mine! I’m a bit surprised – the more I use my KX-3 with the UrbanBeam – and continue to log new one’s on a regular basis – even at the bottom of this sunspot cycle, the more I am liking this. Ed’s signal was very strong – and his antenna was doing all the work, but I did get a…

FREQ #22: French Polynesia – FO/K5PI

Another easy one call 5 watt QRP QSO – French Polynesia It feels like its been a while since my last QRP counter, but its only been just over a week. I’m in no hurry, and I still am amazed at what you can work with 5 watts. I will say this – your timing when you call is everything – there is no…

FREQ 300 #19: Tokelau – ZK3A

ZK3A was very easy on 17M – I even heard them on 12 and 15M today I guess with just one sunspot group, the higher bands opened nicely. Combine this with Tokelau only being about 4500 miles away and an all salt water path – and it was a nice day for DXing. I had been away for 10 days, so my last “new…

FREQ 300 #18: FK8CJ – New Caledonia

FK8CJ – New Caledonia – both a DXCC and IOTA counter There are many locations that are both DXCC and IOTA counters. Some, like Vancouver Island – are Canada and an IOTA counter. With something like that, I would use the IOTA number as a counter – especially since I already had VE7 for Canada. In this case – its an either or situation…

FREQ 300 #15: 9M62MM – West Malaysia

Special Event Station 9M62MM – 62nd Anniversary of Malaysian Independence The operator, Nazmi was very good – a good CW op and he was able to pull me out of the noise. Its the 3rd farthest DX QSO – after Perth, Australia and Sri Lanka, and the second most “exotic” DXCC counter after Sri Lanka. It can be argued that the most exotic station…

FREQ 300 #12: CB70E – Chile

Chilean Logo – and Special Event Station – from their QRZ page It was fun and easy to work Chile tonight on 40M CW. The last several mornings I have heard 9V, BA, 3D2 and others – with no luck. Then all of a sudden, Chile is easy. I also have had no luck bagging OA during the evenings. QRP at 5 watts is…

FREQ 300 #11: The “5C5 Mystery”

Mystery Parts . . .  Yesterday I worked someone who sent 5C5TLM, and so it leaves me guessing what their real call is. The closest thing that seems like it could be a ham call would be HC5TLM. AHA! The DXFun Cluster has a history of Luis, HC5TLM spots. SO I will log this one for FREQ #11. His sending was good enough –…

FREQ 300 Milestone: #9 – 4S7AB

Kamal, 4S7AB with his 2 element Quad worked easily with 5 watts. Amazing! Perth, VK6 is still the MPW / KPW (miles per watt / kilometers per watt) champion QSO, but this QSO is second – and would be more “rare” if it weren’t for Kamal – who is a beacon from Sri Lanka. Its pretty amazing that I could expect to work India…

FREQ 300 QSO #8: D73F – South Korea

Special Event Station D73F Logo – South Korea D73F was pounding in here – and it was about 2 hours before his sunset. He did have a hard time hearing me – but I am sure it would have been better if he was in the greyline. As it was, he sent K6YR – which I get from time to time just because the…

Free Range 300 QRP DX Logo

My good friend Jeff, K1NSS did it again – created something fun and whimsical. Part of what I love about Ham Radio and especially DXing is that we all can get our technical and non technical skills exercised and put to good use. There are many operating activities – contests and awards, and DXpeditions that require a certain amount of marketing, better known as…