First thanks to Bill for resolving what was a problem for some. But.....
I'm gonna miss the wunerful fellers on 3830.
K7SV IC735 100W / KT34XA 20-10 / ROTATABLE DIPOLE 40 / DIPOLE & N4KG 75 /
TOP LOADED VERTICAL 160
BAND Q'S MULT'S
160 88 34
75 162 45
40 135 44
20 143 37
15 70 27
10 15 7
TOTAL 613 194 118,922 PTS
Interesting how much difference there can be on a band from a week earlier.
I think a lot of the guys missed the boat on ten meters. It opened very
well to the west coast (at least CA and AZ). W6UQF hit 20 over 9 at one
point. Didn't hear anyone from the west coast on top band. Best I did was
K6LL in AZ. Think I had two sweeps - WE9V and K6LL. Thought WE9V was
gonna be tough when we moved to 10. I could hear him but very weakly. All
of a sudden there was a meteor burst and he was well over S9. Nothing
else unusual. Normal abuse from mentally degranged folks guarding thier
rights to any given frequency regardless of who was there first. Had one
fellow tell me I was crowding a net 4 khz up in frequency. When I asked
if I was splattering he said no and decided that 4khz was actually enough
separation. Perhaps I shouldn't mention this publicly, but did anyone
else notice what appeared to be slow scan garbage appearing at various
spots on 75? I'm wondering if some of the pig farmers have recorded SSTV
tones so they won't have to make all the wonderful human and non-human
noises they do to chase us away. Fone still sucks, but this to me is the
most fun fone contest I have operated. CU on top band CW this weekend.
73 de Larry K7SV in VA - firstname.lastname@example.org