Between the Olympics starting up and this being the IOTA contest weekend I think I know what I wll be doing this weekend… On the radio side of things I have gotten the Olympic Amateur Radio Special Events Station 2O12L in the log twice now.
Contacts have been made on 17m and 20m. Depending on band conditions I can hope for contacts also on 40m and 80m with a slight chance of 15m. Don’t think I have much of a chance on 10, 12 and I have nothing up for 160m
In addition to all the hype about the Olympics (radio and non radio) this is also the IOTA contest weekend. As you know this stands for Islands on the Air. This years event has me stoked because not only do I have a chance to get a few new DXCC into the log but one of those new DXCC entities is a Canadian Territory.
CY9M is operating from St Pauls Island off the East Coast of Canada. As I type this I can hear CY9M operating on 20m giving out contacts… Sad part is that I can hear the people causing the pile ups… I just can’t hear the reason for the Pile ups… According to their website they will be active on several bands before the contest starts and then they will be active on 20m for the contest.
I will be spending lots of time in the shack or close to a radio this weekend in the hope of getting them in the log….