It’s been a hectic couple of months here in WB4SON land, and my operating time has been severely curtailed. But it pained me to think that I was about to miss an opportunity for a ATNO with the KH1/KH7Z DXpedition. I usually wait toward the end of the DXpedition to let the crowds die down a bit, but I had read conditions were so severe that they would be wrapping up a day early. So I went downstairs yesterday right around sunset to try my luck.
I did hear Baker Island on 14.023 CW, but faintly, around S2-3. However they didn’t appear to be real busy, calling CQ often. So I gave a half-hearted try, and was greeted with a “WB4?”. Clearly staffed by an A1 CW Op, their skill allowed me a quick contact.