V6 Micronesia & Superfluous Shack Accessoriesby M0TTB - Andy on 05/02/12
Amazing, 2 new dxcc in 2 days. V63AZ has been popping up over the last few days and I was hopeful. He's not the fastest in the world but I suspect that's down to reception at his end. He does call by # and dwells a little too long on each number for my liking but that again could well be related to reception problems. Anyway, he finally reached zero, and listening across 5kHz he picked me up.
Once again I was reminded that being a zero in the numbers game isn't too bad when, and IF, they reach zero... most of EU is then excluded, no EA's, DL's or EU Russia and a host of other competitors where zero isn't a part of the suffix for regular stations.
I have to say, I've always had a giggle at those who have those wooden callsigns in their shack but I have succumb... not to old fashioned wooden carvings, but something a bit more modern and hi-tech.
In my case I was smitten by Jason VK2LAW's led illuminated shack signs, which I thought were good value at 65 Aussie dollars, including delivery. I think the clincher was the fact that he had a hex-beam logo available.
Jason can in fact design anything you want and has ready made logos for a variety of amateur radio bodies such as ARRL, RSGB.
His website is here ShackSign