Saturday, November 5, 2016

ZD8W Ascension Island

About halfway between Brazil and Africa is Ascension.  

W6NV, W6XD and N6AA are apparently there for Sweepstakes.  I heard them on 40 but they switched to 80M before I had the chance to complete a contact.  So I switched to 80 to give that new vertical a whirl.  I listened to Oliver work some stations and made my stand to call him at the top of the pileup and I guessed right as he came right back.

Nice S7 (-80 dBm) signal with a band noise down about S2 (-110 dBm).  I think it's going to be a good DX season.

73  W9OY