I put this off for a bit, got busy lately, but made a few contacts where I grabbed the nice colorful QRZ images of the stations contacted. I’m not putting the details like I have in the past on my ham radio related blog posts. Most everybody knows roughly where Italy, Guadaloupe, and Kuwait are on the map. They are valid contacts the other day … they’re in my LOG. 9K2UU was a repeat contact – this time I caught him early in a Pileup calling “CQ DX” and contacted him rather easily. He has a nice chalet in KUWAIT – nice pictures on his QRZ.COM page – and links to Youtube Videos of his BIG tower and antenna installations.
IV3CNZ – Fiumicello, Italy. I wanted to get this image – I like his use of the Maritime Flags (noting use of the Pennant “3” flag) for his call sign and the nice sail boats on the water scene. (I was first a Signalman in the U.S. Navy which put me learning and using the flags and pennants as well as Semaphore and Morse Code by Flashing Light. I also qualified as a Radioman, and stood Navigation Watch (Quartermaster of the Watch) underway. All of that long before we ever got Satellite Communications systems or GPS for Navigation. I also discovered and activated Navy M.A.R.S. onboard ship and operated as “NNN0NAD” on H.F. Bands – S.S.B. putting through Phone Calls (Radio – Telephone Patch Calls) for the officers and crew.)
FG5GP on Guadaloupe Island
9K2UU in Kuwait
73 de KA4UDX,