Might help to move to 2300Z start time, but 40 was LOOONNNGGGG at
2300Z. I lost Minnesota stations in the MNQP from SW Michigan well
before that, and had to switch to 80 metres for the final hour to find MN.
I was pleasantly surprised to be able to work Minnesota with 5 watts on
80 metres @ 2300Z. Typically QRP on 80 won't hack such a path until
much later in the evening.
72/73 de n8xx Hg
Operated as N1L in FYBO 2011, MNQP 2011, and CW NA-Sprint Feb 2011
On 2/7/2011 3:00 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 12:01:11 -0800
> From: "K6VVA - Rick"<email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] NA SPRINT CW Issues
> Cc: 'Steve N2IC'<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Since this sunspot cycle just isn't going to happen, I am now open to the
>> idea of moving the start time to 23Z.
> Whether we will be stuck in a real 'Maunder Minimum' or a derivation thereof,
> I second N2IC's 3830 post comment.
> The horrific Digital/RTTY conflict issue on 40m still needs to be eliminated
> from NA CW Sprint future events.
> Rick, K6VVA * The Locust
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