I was working the CQWW CW Contest on Saturday afternoon just after sunset. My 10/15/20
meter beam was out of commission due a leaky trap. (Infected with water.) I
ended working AH2R through the noise for a Zone 27 contact. I worked them with
a 40m wire vertical using an antenna tuner to get it to tune up at 21.050. It
was a CW contact which is pretty cool.
I heard him calling CQ but could not get his attention. I waited, and would try to
break into the pile, then wait some more. It took about 10 minutes but I was able
to complete the contact. Pretty cool given that I was using a piece of 12 gauge wire
to work have way around the world!
73 de NG0R