Mariana Islands countries to countries first connection
Since 2004, I am qrv on the 144 MHz band over the moon once more or less intense. At the 05.05.2019 I was able to actually reach my first German countries first connection on 2m.
Thanks to our Japanese radio friends JH3AZC, JP3EXR, JA1PFP who were doing an EME DX expedition there. I was fortunate enough to be qrv at the right time when the moon rose and the signal from KHØ / W2AZ on the vertical plane came to me as well. That’s the advantage of having XPOL antennas ! This allowed me to bring these countries first connection for me in the logbook before the so-called big guns such as DF2ZC who is only horizontally polarized and equal as second DL station KHØ / W2AZ could log.
Pictures by Kay JH3AZC from the station KH0/W2AZ.
For me a personal highlight in the year 2019 which brings me an entry in the eternal list of the first connections.