[CQ-Contest] Whither Africa?

Chip and Janet Margelli margelli at socal.rr.com
Mon Oct 28 19:24:38 EDT 2013

Several folks have remarked about how bad the Sunday afternoon dawg piles on Africa were, especially on ten meters (C91KHN and 5H3EE were utterly buried).

Surely there must be some connection to the fact that there are so few African stations on these days. How many of the following did you put in your log?

3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3X, 5A, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 9G, 9J, 9L, 9Q, 9U, 9X, A2, C5, EL, FH, FR, S7, S9, ST, SU, TJ, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, VQ9, XT, and Z2. . .not to mention some of the rarer islands.

Where have all the Africans gone?

IARU--there are a lot of countries there that seem not to have any activity. More pile-ups to distribute the stations more widely surely would ease the pressure on all.

And it would contribute to fewer flying objects on Sunday afternoon in the shacks of folks who are getting trampled.  ;o)

73 de Chip K7JA

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