Topband: ARRL 160m CW Contest

Wes wes_n7ws at
Mon Dec 9 19:11:42 EST 2019

Unless you're in NA and looking for DX.  On this end it was like WAS contest for 
me.  I did manage to work all continents and a few ATNO.  Surprisingly I missed 
some sections in adjacent states, CA, NM and NV.

Strictly a S&P operation with a modest station; inverted-L with only (so far) a 
dozen radials and 500W.  No separate RX antennas; as I still hear better than I 
get out.  Biggest disappointment was calling and calling and calling the CQ 
machine, JT1CO, with no luck (again).  I work many other AS stations who are 
weaker than he was so maybe he has a noise problem.

Wes  N7WS

On 12/8/2019 3:40 PM, Roger Kennedy wrote:
> I had forgotten how good this contest was to work DX stations . . .
> Unlike the CQ WW there were hardly any Europeans on, so much easier to hear
> them without strong QRM !
> Unfortunately I was at work til Midnight our time both nights AND had to be
> up early in the morning, so couldn't stay on very long . . . but did manage
> to work about 40 NA stations (despite signals being well down on normal)
> 73 Roger G3YRO
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