one of the reasons, is that every day is different.
yesterday, as dead as a dead thing.
only 3 QSOs after a whole day calling CQ.
only the morning and a world of difference.
every QSO is good, but a new country is a little special, especially an Island.
a couple of days ago I heard a pile up on an Icelandic station where a million folks were trying to get through to him. today, I called CQ and had an answer from TF2MSN.
didn't recognize the prefix so I banged it into QRZ.com and was delighted to see it was an Icelandic station!
not only that, but.....
My Mrs and I are both teachers, and we see more people through a years work than most. we see all sorts of names that folks have given their kids. we've seen 'em all. my kids go to school with Daniel Craig and Brad Pitts.
so, this Icelandic op, from the land of Vikings.......
was blessed with the MAGNIFICENT name of Odinn Thor.