Made a trip to Hastings and found a car park right by the beach, I read that Transmitting by the sea can lead to good contacts.
Brr, its cold, set - up with my little FT-857D, YT-100 and am-pro 20 whip on a mag mount on the roof, set the power out to 25wats, do a quick tune on the middle of the band and tune around
I found a very strong station 14.255 mhz claiming to be Transmitting from Moscow, give them a call, amazingly they hear me and answer.
Seems that the call-sign RK3DXW might be unlicensed, at the time I have the contact, Im not aware of it, so think myself to be lucky to talk to them.
Serge sounds very young, its it a club station ? waiting for my call seeker plus cd to arrive so I can look them up.
(update Turns out they have a website, though they are not in call seeker)
12.35 GMT Yl2CF :Latvia, nice contact if a bit noisy
II3CV ( Italy) Heard, called , didnt reply
HZ1BO:Saudi Arabia, called, didnt reply
DD4BS Germany , Black forest, nice strong contact.
a few more, but band seems to clamp right down,
Tune to 40 mtrs, with a different whip
Incredibly noisy , Have a contact with Alberto, never get his full call-sign
Speak to mark EI7IS in southern Ireland
Lots of strong German stations popup, they cant hear us, but we can hear them, qso, difficult with all the noise, but we make it
The band is very busy and noisey, cant find a clear spot
G6OHM Andy in Cambridge uk, gets swamped by Germans
15.30pm, pack up go home.