I was calling CQ and worked a whole string of east European and Russian stations. Calling CQ is a good way to fill the log but not a good way to work much DX as if any DX did reply it would likely be lost under the strong local stations calling.
As the hour approached lunch time I did some search and pouncing and managed to nab HS4ESF from Mahasarakham University in Thailand. I don't think it's the first time I have worked Thailand on PSK but it was nice nonetheless, and he has a nice QSL.
I've often noticed from my beacon monitoring that the time around midday to lunch time is a good time to work DX on the higher HF bands. I didn't work any other DX today but I was pleased to see on Propagation Reporter that my 40W of PSK31 to an attic dipole had been decoded near Sydney in Australia! Perhaps I'll work VK on PSK31 one day!
|PSK31 spots of G4ILO on 15m|