In Canada this year and even more so, it seems, in the nation's capitol, Ottawa, we are celebrating 150 years as a nation. Everything taking place in the city this year seems to be bigger and better because of this celebration but that's not what this post is about. I had a brief QSO this evening on 30M with station W0N. Apparently Nebraska is celebrating 150 years as a state this year...March 1st to be exact.
I heard the "CQ NE150" call from a member of the Lincoln Amateur Radio Club loud and clear on 10.129. Since they were coming in 589 I made sure my power was down to 1 watt. They came back to me right away with the standard 599. I wonder what the real RST was. I would have liked to drop to 1/2 watt just to see. As it was, the contact was 1264 miles per watt from my inverted vee. I was glad to work this special event station and I believe it was my first Nebraska QSO. Even just 1 QSO in a sitting makes my day.
Cheers es 72/73 de Scott ve3vvf