You are not the only one with this problem. This is one of the reasons I
don't do more DX oriented contests from my QTH. You need power and decent
antennas to get runs going. Otherwise it's S&P.
I have no problem running DX stations during the week but try it on a
contest weekend and you don't get any calls.
The problem is most likely strong signals causing de-sense in receivers
making lower power stations harder to hear during a busy contest weekend.
It makes a DX contest really boring unless you can work those 0 point
stations closer to you. But that's another thread...
See you in IARU where you can work anybody you want with no penalty.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Steve Harrison
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 2:05 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Why Is It.......
........ that over a whole weekend of a contest, we lil whipperschnappers
can't seem to achieve a rate over 40 Qs/hour; yet, during an ordinary
weeknight (during a sunspot min yet), calling CQ on 80 or 40 will yield
unlimited pileups of Europeans??????????????
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