Topband: ARRL 160m CW Contest
wes_n7ws at triconet.org
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.
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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