Victor Papa Eight Zulu November Tango....this is Golf Tree Tango Lima Oscar....Are you there Geoff ??
I tuned the dial of the transceiver up and down about 1 kilo hertz, until I hear Geoff calling me back.
Golf Three Tango Lima Oscar this is Victor Papa Eight Zulu November Tango....I hear you Eric... your signal
report is 3 by 5..... 3 by 5 with QRM (interference) and QSB (fading signals) but I can copy.....
Try turning your beam about 10 to 20 degrees...
I hit the brake knob on the antenna rotator to unlock the brake and adjusted the knob so the tri band antenna
turned a few more degrees and gave Geoff another call...
Ah....Thats better, your signal picked up a few more dB's. How are things at home? Over to you.
VP8ZNT this is G3TLO, Roger on that solid copy, I am reading you about 4 by 5 ......
we finally got your Christmas card in the mail, granted its a few months late, but we understand.... How are things
in down south, is it getting colder yet? Over to you.
G3TLO this is VP8ZNT Glad to hear you got the card and sorry about it being late, but I did mail it in october!
I guess the ship made a few more stops before heading to England.....by the way, I got the a new rig and you're
listening to her. Over
VP8ZNT this is G3TLO...What kind of rig did you get?
I got one of the new American rigs, The Atlas 210x...a mobile rig, completely solid state, it only weights a few
pounds... and I can run it off of a battery in case the power goes out, plus a new electronic keyer, so I don't
have to pound brass anymore (straight key for Morse Code)
I wish I could afford a new rig, I said in the the Microphone of my old Heathkit HW-101 transceiver
that I assembled years and years ago....
Well you got a new tower and tri band beam over there....all I have is my wire inverted vee....Your signals are
starting to drop, so I am going to say my 73's (best Wishes) and I'll catch you tomorrow night or next week.
G3TLO this is VP8ZNT clear and going QRT (shutting down the radio) Good Night.
I bid Farewell to Geoff and shut the radio off.
The next day I gave Geoff another call, but I could barely hear what he was saying. VP8ZNT from G3TLO... I heard
a few words but they were sort of mumbled, I quickly plugged in the headphones so I could hear better.
G3TLO from VP8ZNT,,, Eric, if you copy....Let them know...."let who know.. Whats going on down there? I shouted
into the Microphone. VP8ZNT this is G3TLO do you copy? Over. There was a burst of static and then I could hear
Geoff faintly but I readable...
Eric...tell them there was sporadic gunfire...and then silence... And the Union Jack is no longer flying
over Port Stanley. Over to you.
VP8NZT this is G3TLO Geoff, I dont understand, whats going on? Over
Eric,..... We've been invaded by Argentina.... I will contact you tomorrow at snack time...over and out!