It was bound to happen. My zepp dipole antenna is oriented so it sends a strong signal to the northeast. Northeast of me is 2500 miles of Atlantic Ocean.
This afternoon I sent CQ CQ CQ DE W3ATB W3ATB and who came back?
Alasdair Campbell, M0UAL !
He lives in Shrewsbury, Shropshire UK. Look closely at his address. Tell me that’s not super cool! No street address – just “The Stiperstones”. What’s that? Wouldn’t you love to know?
Well, the Stiperstones is a craggy jagged hill that’s quite famous in western England. At first when I saw Alasdair’s address, I thought it might be some large estate by that name.
Shrewsbury is about 150 miles northwest of London and about 15 miles east of Wales. He lives in the countryside and it’s beautiful.
Alasdair told me the weather there today was cool and dry. I was having some trouble hearing him because another station was stepping on his signal. That happens by accident because another operator may not hear Alasdair or me doing our conversation.
Suffice it to say I was pretty excited!
The red balloon is where his town is located. Thanks Alasdair for answering my call. You were infinitely patient with me.
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