[CQ-Contest] Where were they?

steve.root at culligan4water.com steve.root at culligan4water.com
Mon Feb 9 08:25:17 EST 2009


Imagine a contest where no one answers your CQ's and you get beat every time you call someone. Does that sound like fun? It's awful, and that also describes Sprint from up here. With the current lack of sunspots even 40 meters is gone for the night well BEFORE the contest even starts. Even during "good years", 0000Z is much too late for us 20 meters.

73 Steve K0SR

-----Original Message-----
From: W0MU Mike Fatchett [mailto:w0mu at w0mu.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 8, 2009 09:04 PM
To: ''Eric Hilding'', cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Where were they?

Rick, >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 strong. I think things will be just fine for the test. Mike "A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over." Ben Franklin -----Original Message----- From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Eric Hilding Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2009 11:10 AM To: cq-contest at contesting.com 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 {SIGH}. Tnx & 73. Rick, K6VVA * The Locust (VP2VVA in 2 weeks) _______________________________________________ CQ-Contest mailing list CQ-Contest at contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest _______________________________________________ CQ-Contest mailing list CQ-Contest at contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest 

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