Monday, February 28, 2011


I had the pleasure of a CW QSO with Burt, F6HKA again today. A glance at the log shows I've contacted F6HKA four times now....the first three times on 20 meters. Today was our fist 17m QSO. I've never met Burt....never been to France. If I had the pleasure one day, I would thank him for being a great radio operator, great fist for CW, great signal, matches my code speed, and a consummate gentleman. QRZed lookup shows F6HKA to be ~ 5700 km from West Hartford, CT. His strong (RST = 599) signal and pleasant manner make it seem like talking with your neighbor over the fence. Of course, he is on the other side of the world! This is what makes ham radio so much fun. Thanks Bert.

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