reply to post by subfab
I mostly listen also. Have had some interesting qso's.
Call is AC8AI
I always have on the local repeater and 146.52 in the car. And I send cards for simplex on 2 M. I like cards.
Had a qso with a New Zealand station ( on 20 meters) at lunchtime from the car at work. Once with the ISS space station with a car full of scouts.
Russia from Michigan on 30 watts (PSK31). Argentina from San Diego, on grey line propagation.
One youngster in Canada, qso on 20 meters. He had no cards or stamps so I sent him a few generic cards and some canadian stamps and he sent me a
card back. I was his first qso on HF. Canadians are tight with da cards.