On all my contacts I tried with the lowest power possible and worked my way up until I made contact. If I was at full output (5 watts) and still could not make contact it was time to move along.
Below is how the hour of contesting worked out for me
1) K1VST NA046 5 watts
2) VE1AL NA010 5 watts
3) DL5AXX ------- 5 watts
4) M05BFL EU005 5 watts
5) DL8FBL ------ 500mW's 8,014 miles per watt
6) 9A/OM8AA EU016 500mW's 8894 miles per watt
7) S58VU ------- 3 watts
8) G6PZ EU005 100mW's 35,262 miles per watt
|Pile up for CY9M on my P3|
I had seen CY9M on the band scope but they were super busy and with my 5 watts I felt I did not stand a chance. This morning there was an email on the Elecraft reflector from WB2LQF stating he had worked CY9M on both 20m and 30m's with his Elecraft KX3 and using 5 watts to do it!!! So I am back at it now and it's still busy but I am going to give it a go again this afternoon and evening. I just checked out WB2LQF's web page (see link above) he also uses attic dipoles such as myself.....now it's GAME ON!!!