Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by N6QIC, Jun 22, 2017.
You BLEW MY EARS OFF with that new Vee Jim!!! OUCH!!
It's cuz we're so close... about 50 miles. 10m would likely work better. I have that band covered w/ 3 el at 72' AGL, and a Cushcrafty AR10 ver-tickle at 83' AGL.
It's funny that we can't work each other on 20m but, last night, I had a roundtable on 40m w/ two stations in Mariana Islands (Guam & Saipan). They were LOUD and said I was too. Maybe having yagis helped a bit.
I called right after Jim signed. He was indeed loud.
Saw you spotted tonight and heard a couple of guys calling you Dave, first one and then the other. Then they gave up and just started talking to each other. Not sure if you were in there somewhere since they are in NC and WV, I think, so much closer to me. They went on about how they call & call and they can't hear you, and just decided to hang out and chit-chat on the same frequency.
Thanks, Dave. The vee is the NW and SW legs of the 80 meter turnstile. The first time was on the half-wave inverted L, hanging off the NW leg. Running about 450 watts.
Yeah, well... guess how I feel
This very rig and very beam just 2 short weeks ago worked the WORLD.... for the last year actually. Then that stupid solar event thingy hit and BAM.
333 QSOs in the log - that's it so far. I've never worked so hard to pull out so many 339 and 3x3 signals ever - it's QSO after QSO. Just a couple of weeks ago tonight, I yakked on 20m SSB with a ZL for almost half an hour, "arm chair copy".
Sigh. But I just keep on keeping on. I have almost a full week more to go, and by God I want to at least hit 1000 QSOs during this event.
Just really disheartening, after two years in planning
PS - Even hour UTC, now on 7.2225 LSB (LOTS of static crashes but overall noise is only S4 or so....)
Yeah , saw , heard ya. but I got mine so letting the others in . Rough is not the word. Did you like, piss off the deity of the week or something ?
Yeah, well... I must have pissed off someone
Geez - two years in the planning and restoration of all these rigs... at 336 logged in a WEEK?
I heard you calling CQ in So Cal yesterday on 20 but QSB was REALLY bad and your signal was really distorted from it. --Fortunately I worked you earlier last week. Hang in there. It cant get worse, it can only get better!!!
Last night was super promising - I had a number of good ol'fashioned pileups on both CW and SSB. Signals were distant and strong, and most importantly the QSB was not as fierce as it's been. Hoping this week continues the trend for the last week of K1T to get as many into the log that I know want to be there.