My First DX Contact!

Antenna/Frequency

Dipole on 40m

Scenario

I had just modified the 80m dipole, adding a physical switch so I could more easily disconnect sections and change bands. I was listening around and heard someone calling CQ CQ.

Contact

SP6GVU (Andrzej) was in contest mode and calling CQ. When I responded he gave me a quick signal report and said hello from Poland! This was my first contact with someone outside of the United States and he said my signal was nice and strong!