Sunday, November 25, 2012

I have started to slow down in the CQ WW CW contest

The action on 15m this morning
I am now in day two of the contest seeing I did not turn the radio on Friday night due to spending time with Julie and the first evening I find things to be a zoo and hard to make a contact as QRP. Saturday was just great with lots of action on 10m, 15m and 20m. I was wanting to give 40m and 80m a go but I had to go into work for an all nighter. I did have high hopes of getting more DXCC's added to my ARRL diamond award......but you know what they say "dreams are free" up to this point I have rounded up about 2 new DXCC's. There could have been more but the pileups were out of this world. I did try but was not able to break the pileups. Some highlights up to this point are C5A in Gambia, KH6, T40C Cuba to mention a few. I have heard some very rare DX and some popular DXpeditions but the pileups as I said have been HUGE!!! It's Sunday afternoon here and with working all night I am starting to drift off at times...........but I am going to see how far I can go!!!
Contest on......well easier said than done...

6 comments:

  1. What's the old expression, Mike? "Not if you win or lose but how you play the game". Hope you played nice. 73 Dick


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    1. Good afternoon Dick, oh no worries here I understand fully that this is all in fun...and that I did have.
      Mike

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  2. Hi Mike, wow, what a stations! Yes, I missed that contest. Next time... 73 Paul

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    1. Good afternoon Paul, yes it sure was a busy contest and the P3 screen sure does lay witness to that. I had a great time not able to spend as much time at the radio as I would had like too..but I did get lots of satisfying time in for sure.
      Mike

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  3. Hi Mike...conditions were just great. i operated SOAB (A) QRP and had tons of fun. You may find my declared on 3830 reflector. Did also my very 1st QRPp QSO at 500mW with RT6A using a power attenuator I built few days before the contest under a project of PA1B.

    Just great :)
    Hope to QSO with you soon.
    Stefano
    IZ3NVR

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    1. Good morning Stefano, great to hear about the first QRPp contact it sure is a great feeling to have your small amount of power go such a great distance. Nice to hear about the conditions as well, I was shocked how long 10m was open for. Bert's attenuator is a great project and he did a fine job of outlining it with diagrams. I too hope to soon contact you over the waves!
      Mike

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