Last night (Thursday 25th April 2019) I was about to head off to bed when I decided to go up into the shack and have a listen on the 20m band.
Almost immediately after turning on the transceiver I heard R4FBH in Russia calling CQ with a big signal and I gave him a shout and got through on the first go.
I then decided to head up the band and put out a few CQ calls using the AX prefix. What followed was a mad rush of contacts using AX5PAS before midnight. I made a total of 65 contacts on the short path into Europe in a bit over an hour.
My equipment was a Yaesu FT-2000, 100 watts, and a 5 element triband yagi at about 16 metres off the ground.
One of my contacts was with Marc ON5FP in Flanders Fields which was a major battle site between 1914-1918.
If anyone is seeking a special ANZAC Day AX5PAS QSL card, please QSL via my QSL Manager Charles M0OXO.
Great score of Marc ON5FP in Flanders Fields for ANZAC Day!
When Marija and I were in Europe a few years ago we had a good look through Flanders Fields and went to some of the many cemeteries there including Tyne Cot. We also went to the ceremony at Menin Gate. A very emotional experience.