North American QSO Party, SSB - January
Class: Single Op LP
QTH: nr Vancouver
Operating Time (hrs): 8
Band QSOs Mults
160: 3 3
80: 8 5
40: 12 11
20: 179 49
15: 183 30
Total: 385 98 Total Score = 37,730
Club: Orca DX and Contest Club
Started out right on time but quiet for the first few minutes. Then 20m and
later 15m took off. CONDX seemed all right. QRM was, well, annoying as usual.
Why is it that QRM obliterates the most important part of an exchange? "Howdy,
Rebecca. this is ??? in ???" Hmm. Again. "Yeah, Rebecca. B??? here in M???"
QRM. One more time. "Bob ??? Mich???" At last, in the log.
Took a break for some non-radio obligations, which ended up being my required
off time plus some, and when I came back, 20m and 15m were not at all the same.
Both bands held out such promise early on, but seemed to close far too early.
Tried 40m and 80m but the results were extremely disappointing. Could hear
activity south and east, but rarely got even a QRZ out of my calls. From the
exchanges, I'll hazard a guess that the ops weren't listening for the Pacific
Northwest. Too bad.
As always, a big TU to all the ops who answered my CQs and to all the ops down
south and to the east who listened north and west, respectively.
73, Rebecca VA7BEC
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