Freetown, Sierra Leone
Yet another hard-to-get African state that is not a great
distance, but just very awkward HF window-wise from here.
... but this contact was a proper detective job and I am very proud of
Mark Brewer is is on an overseas assignment
and operating a 7300 into a vertical antenna on a shortish mast.
So how did we find each other - given the prop
forecast is dire?
Mark - with the ocean not far behind, and on a
Probably about right - that vertical makes a big difference
Spotted on pskreporter.info
I was checking to see where my FT8
transmissions were being heard, and I noticed Sierra Leon was
flagged. So I clicked and saw...
I emailed suggesting a sched and next morning
we had a go at the VOA suggested time on 20m. There was a very
faint SSB signal - 2/3 maybe.
But enough for ft8 - so we switched mode and
it all came together nicely, first time.