January 2011 -JA1XFA- I can't stop admiring those radioamateurs who successfully make very long haul radio contacts with unbelievably simple equipment. Ken has the simplest of all antennas and only 5W power. We successfully completed a 40m CW QSO, including receiving his name.


March 2011 -R1ANP-My long time radio friend Mike, RW1AI spent 1 year on Antarctica on Progress station. During his stay we had several contacts on different frequencies despite the large distance and his proximity to the southern magnetic pole.


April 2011 -EH2R-By definition amateur radio should not involve in politics. This guy did not put any reference to Spain on his QSL but "Basque country" with the biggest font type it fitted. In my opinion it is not the proper representation of an amateur radio station. I wonder how it passed the Spanish QSL bureau in Madrid.


May 2011 -KH2/N2NL- Dave is an other long time friend from radio. After spending years on Key West patrolling the Caribbean with US Coast Guard he is now stationing in Guam. We had lots of radio contacts throughout the whole HF spectrum.


June 2011 -RA6PCB - Magomed operates his station in the mountaineous area of Chechnya. Having a contact with him and receiving his QSL (tnx Aleksey RM6J!) is a real rarity despite the relatively short distance. Ham life in the Caucasus is getting more active again.


July 2011 - N1WPU - QSLing has a long tradition. Several decades ago, before the computer era, sending out individual hand made QSLs was common. Ted is a low-power enthousiast and we had several QSOs despite his low power rig (5 watts) and simple wire antenna.


August 2011 - YS1AG - Andy has this callsign for several decades. We have the same suffix and even the number in the call. Andy has more than hundred QSLs from stations with callsigns *1AG.


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