[CQ-Contest] Its not the Sunspots folks

Dave Lawley dave at g4buo.com
Wed Nov 2 05:54:48 EDT 2016

Wrong, Mike. With upgraded antennas and a good team, M6T made our 
worst-ever multi-multi score of just over 8M, having set the Eu record 
at 29.3M in 1999 which stood for 12 years.

Conditions were truly dire here. While we are geographically closer to 
the US than many other parts of Europe, when conditions are disturbed we 
are way too far north. I could hear Italians, Croatians etc. working US 
stations that we couldn't even smell.

Wally LZ2CJ introduced an interesting metric, lamenting that LZ9W only 
worked 13 percent North America. The figure for M6T this year is 7 percent.

We had a great team and had a lot of fun, but no it was not a 'pretty 
good contest' over here.

Dave G4BUO

On 02/11/2016 00:17, cq-contest-request at contesting.com wrote:
> Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 08:30:32 -0600
> From: W0MU Mike Fatchett<w0mu at w0mu.com>
> To:cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Its not the Sunspots folks
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> Agreed.  There were plenty of zero pointers to work, who sat and called
> cq endlessly.  Why does the USA always get "punished"? There are lots
> more hams in EU now then ever.  The scores show that it was a pretty
> good contest over there.
> W0MU

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