Saturday, October 24, 2020
An unusual opening occurred this morning between North America and Europe. I woke up late today. I came into the shack, turned my computer monitor on, and noticed VO1FRR/b was in. My antenna was still pointed to SA from yesterday. I have two antennas one is about 21 ft up fixed on EU, and the other is about 43ft up, and I can switch them using BIP/BOP and top only. In this case the top only was on. I switched them into BIP and brought the bottom one which is fixed on EU online with the the top one, and the VO/b picked up, so I started to turn the top antenna to align with the EU directed one. Suddenly I decoded 20201024_131530 -20 0.5 1258 ~ CQ EA3ERE JN11. Shortly after that I was called by F4VPC and worked him as shown below.
It looks like this started around 13:10z and lasted for two hours at 15:10z.