First RV based QSO
I actually really finally made a QSO while RVing.
Not a big achievement but still a first for me. I've been basically off the air for 15 or more years. I bought my self a new radio for my retirement gift to me, and finally got the whole shack working.
Contact was AO150I (Alpha Oscar one five zero India). WHO???
A quick google search shows its the 150th anniversary commemorative station for ITU region 1.
Its somewhere in Europe, Spain most likely, since the QSL info is via a Spanish call.
Details if interested - 20 mtr SSB using a ICOM 7200, Alpha all-band vertical antenna, lots of 50 year old RG-58 coax with multiple in-line connectors.
I compare HF operating to being similar to fishing, takes a while to get everything set up, may sit for hours with no results or may catch a "big one".
Plus, ham radio operators usually don't smell as bad as fish when cleaned.
Gandalf the White (miniature Schnauzer)
2014 Silverado 2500
currently don't own an RV