|During the NAQP CW contest|
On Saturday I took part in the NAQP CW contest. It was this day and mostly early evening and evening that the thunder and lightening storms came my way. This limited my on air time in the contest. I entered as QRP at 5 watts and was going to lower the power into the mW range but the conditions would not allow it. I was having a hard enough time making contacts with 5 watts.
NAQP CW results
Band QSO Points Sec
7 4 4 4
14 34 34 23
21 16 16 7
Totals 54 54 34
|First time it has been blank|
The total points for the contest were 1,890 not a very high score at all but I was only in the contest for about 2.5 hours do to a late start, BBQ for dinner and the lightening storms. The highlight to the contest was making contact with two Cuban station CO2JD and CO2MS who were taking part.
Another event was I did not take time to copy down call signs and exchange info on a pad of paper it was direct keyboard copy and type the info into the logging program. I have been practicing for months using PC contest practice software to get the keyboard and speed down. I was using the decoder on the K3 when the code speed was CRAZY.....but over all it was a success.
So that is how the weekend more or less went here at VE3WDM!!