As one of the smaller South American
countries, Uruguay can be hard to land. But there was a sudden
10m opening one evening and South America was accessible. I
called many loud stations who all failed to hear me while East
Europe piled in. Just as I was about to give up, In tried my
luck on a relatively weak station - who heard me!
[[ No picture of Olivera can be found on teh
interweb - I will ask if he can let me have one...]]
I turned the recorder on late, but managed to
capture that back end of the call. I will require a
trained ear - but I'll take a new country any way I can -
especially thanks to an unexpected opening.
I called many stations in Argentina, Uruguay etc
with strong signals, and no one heard me. Sometime conditions
are asymmetric favouring one direction - but Poland was being
heard. At 10m, the landing zone areas can also be quite narrowly
... this was a hard won QSO under trying
circumstances - but we got there
and I am grateful to Olivera for having a better receiver than
most of the rest of South America..
This is a more processed version of the same recording...