New School Weekend (Part 2 Sunday)

Day 2 of the islandfestival it was new school Sunday. Radio being a Stryker SR-955HPc which is channelised 25.6-30.1 and VFO Mode from 24.000. I needed to add this as many USA amateurs wrote to me it’s only export CB and doesn’t work 12m. Sadly your wrong it works 12m in VFO mode not channelised mode. Anyhow connected Stryker to the Himalaya WB like yesterday and microphones either old school Astatic Teardrop or the Konektor5000 tuned Densei EC2002.

Only other change to my 955 except export mode is Band10 I changed via software to the UK40 channels and I named the radios Wizard which replaced the normal Stryker name.

Sunday Report:

Additional to the 955 it was time to use again the CRT 6900n this hasn’t been used sometime so it’s a good test run for it.

What a different day from Saturday. Sunspots up and from 07.00 CET the band was buzzing with occasional dips as you can expect in radio. Within a few short hours the island score had jumped to 10 with thanks to Florentine, Gui, Regis, Romain, Cyril , Mike #077 and many others. Add to this excellent short skip to Poland. Distances of no more than 500-900km with great signals.

President Lincoln 1 with Sadelta Echo Master Plus Classic was Station of choice from 3 of my contacts in Poland. Only differences were antennas, Sirio, Mantova 8 and an Antron 99. As one of the stations told “using this radio since 1991 and still perfect” and we all know that’s such a different story to nowadays.

Afternoon started with a brief handshake with Sid “Mike5” on 27.931.25 FM on the Sunday network and continued with Stuart 26CT139 on the mid Wales borders. Then as the temperature hit 35c the thunder and lashings of rain and wind arrived so QRT for the day. Tomorrow is a holiday (Monday) so let’s see what else we can find.

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