10 days on 10 meters, a Yaesu FT-7B and a vertical

I had a blast lately. Just a simple, ancient Yaesu FT-7B, running at 25 Watts on average, a 5/8 wave vertical and some patience.

Just a few of the contacts I made:

JA3JOT – C4W – VE3KKB – TO5A – W1FJ – ST2AR – WE3C – PY2HT – W4RM – K1WHS – K1BGL – W1AN – K5GKC – N5RZ – W3LPL – V26B – W4TTY – KB0EO – K0KX – K4EU – K3LR – N6AR – K5TR – KW8N – WS7X – LU7HN – AY5F – VY2ZM – TI5N – VE3JN – TF3CW – VQ5X – KT4UGA – VU2XO – CO8LY – PY4WL – N2KPB – VK6TQ – HZ1SK – KE9RY – K4DMR – AA9DI – EA7IXN – EA7IQQ – SV2MAP – TU2T – TA1CQ – VE2BW – K8NY – W0YR.

Pretty much around the globe. Funny thing: both Bob K8NY and Mike W0YR proved to be the hardest to get hold of, in spite of the fact that I heard them often, and with signals smashing my meter into the corner. Worked them today, finally, great guys for a decent rag chew.

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