Since the software upgrade I’ve been spending a little more time on the radio. No real reason–just seems like the thing to do. I’ve been doing more with the digimodes lately. I like that you can work distant stations with relatively low power. I also like it that you can turn down the volume and listen to some music…or the quiet without causing interferance. The DX contacts are usually pretty quick, like on SSB but there are also plenty of chatty domestic operators.
I’m always on the lookout for a new DX station. The other day I found something unusual on the waterfall. A strange callsign operating split (took me a bit to figure out how to do split on digital). The op’s call was 3DA0FC. A quick QRZ.com lookup reveals that it’s a DXpedition to Swaziland. Located on the south west side of Africa, that’s a pretty good distance for 30W to travel. I’m nowhere near DXCC but it sure is fun to catch a new one when just cruising the bands!