I put up the WARC antenna last week after taking down the 80m vertical used for CQ WPX SSB. It was only yesterday that I finally gotten around to make some contacts. Nothing spectacular but worth mentioning is a nice late night opening (21.00 utc) on 30m. I worked a few JA’s at their sunrise, a real DX UA9 (8000 km range), two loud VK’s, a bunch of USA (still broad daylight there) and out of the blue a very loud PY4. Too bad I was tired from a very busy weekend and Monday, so I quit after 45 minutes. But there you go: 30m always delivers DX. Solar flares and crazy A/K indexes aside.
I tried my DX luck again this morning. FK8DD was spotted on 20m. Worked him easily. I think it may be a new one, but if so too bad he doesn’t use LotW according to QRZ . I worked some other DX on 30, then tried E51M on 40m. The signal was only so-so but I’ve worked weaker ones before. Although there was not really a problem on the DX QRG, some idiot started sending ‘PIGS’ and ‘DOGS’ over and over again (hence the title of this posting) on the DX’s frequency. Bye bye DX. I tried to sit it out but the jammer just kept throwing pigs and dogs around. Until the DX noticed the dropping rate and E51M moved to 40 SSB according to the cluster so I didn’t bother anymore. A crying shame once again. I went downstairs and had me a less beefy breakfast.