I Couldn’t Buy a QSO

Tonight, I couldn’t buy a QSO. I know that band conditions weren’t all that great, but I was hearing a fair amount of stations, and some of the were pretty strong. Even so, I just couldn’t get anyone to answer my CQ.

I called CQ at least ten times, and I could hear other stations making contact. It was getting really frustrating. I was beginning to wonder if it was my breath! Seriously, though, I was wondering if I was having some kind of antenna problem or rig problem. All the meters looked right, though.

Finally, just before 10 pm, I heard VE3OU calling CQ. I called, we exchanged 599+ reports, and had a nice QSO. So, I guess it was just one of those things.


  1. Andy Bullington W1AWB says:

    Just discovered your blog and I think it’s great. I also try to work at least a couple QSOs every day. I’m mostly A CW guy and I’ve worked Ernie VE3OU several times from out here on Nantucket Island. I’m on 30, 40 and 80 meters most every evening and very early in the morning and I hope to run into you one of these days. Again I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog and thanks for doing it. The hurly burly of noisy bands and weak signals and making contacts in spite of all that is great fun for me and great fun to read about as well.

    Andy W1AWB

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