Tuesday, December 16, 2003 Zulu

Around 6pm HST we got back from our whirlwind tour of Makawao, Paia, and the 'Iao Needle and just as the sun was setting I turned on the '817 and heard 3 or 4 stations on 20m and one on 15m. I answered a W0, and a Brazillian station, but no response.

Then I heard ZL2AUJ Dave who answered me from Wellington, New Zealand and said he was running 10 watts into end end-fed long-wire. I got 80% copy dipping to 50% at one time, and we had a nice long QSO. Just at the end, the local power went out, but the laptop and '817 kept on, though it switched to 2.5W automatically (wish it wouldn't do that) and he still heard me.

- posted by Leigh @ 06:15 z
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