Question for the West Coast guns:
In the last few years, have you worked more
JA's on 10 meters than 15 or 20? To follow up on
Alan's thread, is it possible that with high sunspot
numbers the 10 m JA ops are more workable?
73, and hope to heck Murphy stays out of my life
for the ARRL SSB test! Tom WB4IUX
Subject: Re: 15m impressions
Interesting comments, Eric. Congrats on a fine score.
After looking at the scores posted this morning by Dave, I would say that
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
HF. I have been operating in the DX contests since the early '60s and it
each year there is less and less activity out of the far east - particularly
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
apartment where you cannot have an effective HF antenna system, RFI
Does anyone think that the DX contest should be shortened again? (It used to
week or two long, then 96 hours, and now 48). I listened around quite a bit
Sunday, and many of the big stations were calling CQ after CQ with no
have to start paying extra for every KWH that we use, those unanswered CQs
start getting expensive .... ..