I have had some success making DX contacts recently. Here’s a shot of my log from yesterday.
Sometimes when it is hard to copy the callsign letters, some hams will veer away from the standard NATO alphabet and use other words, even forming a catchy phrase. I’ve been thinking about what I might use for W9FRZ.. the FRZ being the focus.
“Fast Running Zebra”
“Fiercely Religious Zealot”
“Foul Rotting Zombie”
all come to mind.
Maybe not so much that last one.
And yesterday, using a spotter, I spotted the Vatican callsign. Someone activated the station, it seems, at the NAC. HV4NAC the frequency was in the CW range.
I have been desirous of firing that station up myself for a special event when in Rome. I’ll be in Rome, I think, for most of October.
Also, concerning the Vatican and radio, Vatican Radio will have a program in Latin each week: HERE This starts TODAY, 8 June. It will be broadcast and will be available via podcast.
It is, so far, on Channel 5 at 1030 UTC (0530 CDT)
Lastly, my usual information…
- I’m calling CQ for a good graphic artist who might design an appropriate logo for ZedNet. Maybe something with… lightning bolts against ones and zeros. I dunno. I’m not creative that way.
- Regarding ZedNet and DMR operation, I refer to you THIS.
- I created a page for the List of YOUR callsigns. HERE Chime in or drop me a note if your call doesn’t appear in the list.
It would be great for more of you blog reading Catholic hams to get involved with ZedNet.
I searched on Vatican Radio and found the first installments in Latin.
And in Italian what they are doing…