[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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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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