Sunday, August 26, 2018

KL7NO - heard

Early this morning KL7NO was in about 529-539 at times on CW.  Copied him on 50.105.6 and 50.125.6 Morse Code.  VE8WD/b and VE7FG/b were in for a few hours prior to KL7.  W7FI was worked here about 559/539 I think.  I held off calling KL7NO as a few folks in New England were looking for him for All-Time-New-Ones.  I copied WA1EAZ working KL7NO - both sides of it.  

KL7NO had some of the strongest doppler I've heard in a long time.  

The opening to KL7NO was around 1:30am and lasted about 20-30 minutes with varying QSB.

Unfortunately I was so 'into' the opening I forgot to snap screenshots and/or sound recordings for this blog.  I wish I had now.

Anyway it was nice to witness a good 'old school' opening.  Since there was strong AU (Aurora) and Au-E (Auroral-Es) digital modes were useless.  So it was nice to roll back and use CW again.  I haven't forgotten any!  Thankfully :-)  It's been a while since I worked CW for real qso's.  And even longer since any decent Au.

I stepped outside a few times and witness a pink sky on the northern horizon.  While K1TOL did the same and saw green tints.

It's sure nice to be back in New England!