Old School Weekend (Part 1: Saturday)

Conditions being not so great and this weekend being the islandfestival weekend then sure it’s the time to see what can be heard. For the Saturday listening for islands it had to be the original Uniden made Lincoln1. Yes I’ve got the Lincoln II in all its guises but although it works good it’s just got that “something” missing compared to the original. Then with that the President Jackson II. With the Lincoln use an adapter and Konektor5000 Densei EC-2002 and Jackson II standard microphone with Panasonic element.

Antenna Himalaya WB. Fitted on a 5ft steel pole attached to a fence.

Conditions indeed hit and miss Saturday so just one island worked in Sweden.

But worked old friend Jarek in Poland (around 575km) Paolo in Italy (816km) and add to this Finland and Ulm in Germany (705km) Plus a big surprise was Slobozia in Romania distance 700km so short e-skip but unstable was the order of the day.

So all contacts except Sweden / Finland between 575 – 816km.

Now Sunday! What’s on offer apart from 33c and possible thunderstorms.

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