Tuesday, August 3, 2010

First Aurora QSOs Ever!

This afternoon I got the word via e-mail that there was an aurora opening on 6 and 2 meters. I spun the antennas north, fired up the IC-746 and listened. Sure enough, there were those strangely garbled CW signals coming in here and there. I listened for a while and answered a couple of CQs. I was able to work first N0SM in EN30, about 200 miles south of me and then W0RT in EM27, about 500 miles south of me. That's communicating hundreds of miles to the south......while the antenna was pointing north! How cool is that?

73 de W9HQ