St Peter & St Paul Rocksby M0TTB - Andy on 11/11/12
Certainly didn't expect to get PY0S in the log as quickly as that... in fact within minutes of them starting up on phone on 17m today. I'm glad I did it quickly, the pile-up quickly took on gigantic proportions rapidly. This dxcc was never going to be too tough given the almost total water path between G and the rocks, and I was confident that I'd get it at some stage.
Previously, I had the PY dxped to Western Kiribati as a new one about a month ago on a couple of bands, and hopefully 5T should be in the log by the end of November. Sadly I may miss the ZL9 dxped, unless I crack the pile-ups very early on (little hope of that), or right at the tail end of their dxped, if they are still there.
My 12m challenge of 200 in the year is getting close but still 10 short, and it's touch and go whether I'll do it. Silly dxcc to get includes SM! Hopefully the PJ2 guys will get on 12m at some stage, and 5T should be likely later in the month. One glaring omission from my 12m count, not just this year but any year, has been 8P... amazing, I was even starting to think 12m was forbidden in 8P...but at last I picked up 8P6NW on 12 to lay that one to rest.
I recently purchased a new watt meter, the Alpha 4510, less for qro monitoring, but more for my intended bash at qrp next year. It really is a good design, and as accurate as anything that you can realistically purchase... in fact leagues ahead of the over-rated bird meters for ssb pep readings.