Interesting comments, Eric. Congrats on a fine score.
After looking at the scores posted this morning by Dave, I would say that most
us out here in the west are humbled by the megascores you guys in the east
There is no doubt in my mind that the activity level in JA continues to decline
HF. I have been operating in the DX contests since the early '60s and it seems
each year there is less and less activity out of the far east - particularly on
Thank goodness there are always the perennial club stations for all of us to
on all the bands, but I believe that the JAs and hams in the other countries
there too are plagued by the same problems that we have here - having to live
apartment where you cannot have an effective HF antenna system, RFI problems,
Does anyone think that the DX contest should be shortened again? (It used to be
week or two long, then 96 hours, and now 48). I listened around quite a bit on
Sunday, and many of the big stations were calling CQ after CQ with no takers.
have to start paying extra for every KWH that we use, those unanswered CQs
start getting expensive .... ..