Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by K6DWI, Dec 6, 2020.
I worked Japan from South Australia on the 12th. 28.450Mhz USB
Nothing here today
Little bit of activity (mostly DX to Mexico and SA) between about 10 am and 2 pm local. Otherwise dead. Got spoiled Friday night, but I guess that was a bit of Sporadic-E, and it is....well, sporadic. Sunday around noon, +/- 2 hours, is probably going to be all there is left.
Rough day today on 10m. I heard some SA stations also. But not much else.
Terrible conditions here in Socal. Had a couple locals, a few South America, a couple Texas, and that was it.
Well it opened a bit earlier than that on Sunday (was open when I got up at 9 am ), and hung in there until about 3pm local, but the band is dead now.
Gave it up after 3 hrs and 39 minutes of S & P. Terrible QSB. From Central Oregon I had brief N/S openings into Mexico and South America and one short E/W opening to the Midwest and East Coast. 61 QSOs 19 Multipliers for a total of 2318 points.
92 QSOs, 27 mults. Conditions were best on Friday night, OK Saturday, worse on Sunday. Antenna here was an MFJ-1786 mag loop, a few times I used by 40 wire vertical for xmit. I want to put up a 10m Moxon hidden in the trees, will move that up to a late summer/fall 2021 project to spring 2021.
I got *no* 7's. 72 contacts, 31 multiplier = 4464 points. All S&P - I worked hard for those, and had lots of fun.
I spent a few hours in a hunt and pounce mode during the contest.
Did work a few stations in South America and others as far west as California...about 21 contacts total with 6 countries worked.
Best DX heard (not worked) was D4Z( Cape Verde)!
I am located in southeast Alabama...running 100 watts to an ICOM 7300 and using a portable,tripod mounted,vertical.
Enjoyable contest...lots of fun!