Well today was an interesting day. We had a roundtable going and the entire HamSphere net crashed. I find it very odd that three of the 4 servers went down at the same time. I am not one that believes in conspiracy theory, but it does seem strange. Oh well who’s to say I guess stranger things have happened.
It has been a few days seance I have posted. I have backed way off of the country gathering and have just been enjoying the company on several of my new HamSphere friends. I have gotten 3 new countries just by them coming into the groups I have been in. It will take me a long time to get to the 75 mark. The easy way is to find a group on the 40 meter band and join in and let them come to you. Notice I said easy not fast. I don’t know about you, but when everybody is talking or even shouting over each other to get that next QSL card from some distant country, I find discouraging. It is so rude and disheartening.
I got my 50th country and it only took 17 days. I know that is not a record. but I am kind of proud of it. I will continue to try and climb to the 75 mark but I will spend more time in round tables and less time searching for country’s. I would like to make many more new friends and enjoy all that the HamSphere community has to offer. I hope this blog has inspired some of the new operators out there to join HamSphere and become a member of this wonderful community. In HamSphere the world is only a click of the mouse button away. I have found to be worth every penny of the $40 I payed to become a member.
Tom AKA Santa
I thought I would put something on the card that would be interesting to the world, so I put a buffalo on my newest card. So far people seem to like it and I have gotten a positive response. Of all my cards I like the Santa one the best but I don’t wont to offend anyone. There are a lot of people out there that don’t celebrate Christmas.
I had to take a break. My wife had a couple of stents put in so I have been taking care of her, but I am back at it. I had a very good conversation with Geert from Ulm, Germany. I was stationed in Ulm back in 1966 through 1969 when I was in the U.S. Army. Geert sent me 2 QSL cards with pictures of Ulm on them and it brought back many good memories. That is one of the best things about HamSphere. It brings people of the world together, and promotes understanding and good will. We also had a great QSO tonight on 55.190.00 with Mike 2HS567 in the chair. This is where I meet Geert. If you are not doing anything come up to 50.190.00 between 6 and 11 PM EST and join us. Please talk though. We always have plenty of side listeners, but never enough talkers. By the by I now have 34 countries and 77 confirmed new contacts. 73′s to all ant to all a good night QRT
I said yesterday I was going to slow down and just relax and enjoy HamSphere, and that is what I did. I joined in on 2 different QSO’s and Just monitored 50.190.00 and relaxed. I also got 5 new countries, Go Figure. I know it will not be that easy to get to 50 countries, but hay I’ll take what I can get.
It took 7 long days and a lot of QSO’s But I finally got 25 countries. I think I am going to back off the country search and just enjoy the community of Hamsphere. In this journey I have meet many of very nice people and I think it is time to just set back and communicate with them and slowly work my way up to the fifty mark. I think it will take longer than 7 days.