12-10-2012, 07:06 PM
I worked you yesterday on 10m CW. You called me.
Originally Posted by N4UP
Not that I was in the contest, I was just having fun.
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12-10-2012, 07:20 PM
Indeed, thank you. I was also just having fun, mostly "catching" fifteen new prefixes. My indoor rotatable multi-band dipole does so much better on 15 meters, so it was nice to work some folks on 10 meters.
Originally Posted by WB2WIK
You are only the second person I have encountered in the QRZ forums who I have actually worked on the air, in the eight months I have been back.
73, Peter, N4UP ... Active 1963-1981 and 2012-2038
It's when you can't hear the bats, that's when the bats are coming.
12-10-2012, 07:33 PM
Exercised my new 10 meters horizontal loop (up 5 meters) with 100W using pipeline to SA – from Houston. Worked everybody I heard.
Did not encounter ANY “QSL?” from anybody, nice and polite bunch these SA OM's.
Most contacts were confirmed with “thanks for Texas”.
Did not realize that “nr?” = “ your state (please)? ” on CW HI HI HI
12-11-2012, 07:06 PM
Thanks to everyone for the posts through the event. It wasn't as good as being on the air, of course, but kept me in the current. I tried a few times to listen through some online remote RX's, but heard only QRN--timing, I guess. Damn, I miss my radios!
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12-12-2012, 12:52 PM
If you think it was tough from the US, being right in the middle of all of those mults, you should try it from ZL! (my contest call is ZM1G).
Worked 12 hrs. A few weak openings to JA. Very little to EU, XE or SA. Nothing to AF. One mediocre / on-and-off opening to the US from around 1900Z to 2400Z on Sunday. I ended up with 42 US states (including AK, HI and DC) and one or two new DXCCs, 391 Q's, 82 mults, 64,124 points. In spite of the generally poor condx, there were a couple of interesting Q's: EA (antipodes for ZL; unusual on 10m), some from JA with strong echoes (SP+LP), a few long path, and one with 11W to GA, when I forgot to turn on my amp. As someone above mentioned, several of the SA stations I heard had serial numbers in the thousands.
Not as exciting as when the propagation is good, but it still had its moments and was worth 12 hours in the chair.
12-12-2012, 02:26 PM
TU QSO! My call was WR9D. We worked about 1916z on the 9th. Interesting about the long path QSO's from ZL. Looks like there was wonderful long path openings all over the world. BD7LMD, XV1, VR2 etc were all banging in both mornings long path into most of USA. EU hams noted the same LP openings. A45XR also worked long path Sunday morning. Who would've though the LP openings would be better than normal direct f2 condx?
Originally Posted by ZL2HAM
12-13-2012, 02:34 AM
I absolutely know where you are coming from!
12-14-2012, 03:27 AM
Was not a good contest, but score was decent.
KX1G was a multi operating high power. Three ops, two of us had the flu, so at times it was 2 ops or even 1 op.
I personally slept through half the contest and an still getting over it.
We had 516 Qs, 159 mults, 263,304 points. This is half the Qs and 1/3 the points we had last year, and we worked twice as hard to get it. Really had to dig them out. No runs of any kind. (Last year we had a run of 300 SSB contacts Sunday morning, and a few shorter runs. This year our top run was maybe 5).
Used a hex at 40 feet.
I think we worked 4 european stations the whole weekend.