[CQ-Contest] Where were they?
W0MU Mike Fatchett
w0mu at w0mu.com
Sun Feb 8 22:04:38 EST 2009
>From the land of QRP in Colorado.
I did not work a single VE. I heard a couple of VE3's.
I missed IA, ND, SD, NE, MA, ME, RI, VT, AL, LA, MT, NV, UT, WA, WY
I heard WY and probably WA.
Very strange conditions really. 80 was long. I was hearing the east coast
as well as any other area. MA?? LA?? NV????? UT???
20 was ugly from here. 40 was better but weird as we did not have a good
opening to the midwest. I worked N4OX on 20 about 20 mins before the start
and heard him once in the noise on 20 shortly after the start.
I easily worked stations with 5 watts one the east coast on 80 that were not
I think things will be just fine for the test.
"A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may
never get over." Ben Franklin
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[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Eric Hilding
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2009 11:10 AM
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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Where were they?
Curiously, did anyone hear (or work) VE1, VE4, VE5 or VE6 mults last night?
I was stunned that I didn't hear a deluge of VE3's active. The overall
participation seemed 'light' compared to past CW Sprints. I hope this is
not a glimpse into the future of this stellar CW operating venue. The big
question is if 20m (plus 15m/10m) will improve for the ARRL CW DX Contest
Tnx & 73.
Rick, K6VVA * The Locust
(VP2VVA in 2 weeks)
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