Contest: CQ 160-METER CONTEST, CW
Class: SINGLE OP ASSISTED HP
Operating time: 5.5
Total: QSOs = 465 State/Prov = 54 Countries = 48
Total Score = 161,976
Tried to cherry pick the right times
to operate this contest and have
Friday night was fun in
an unexpected way: the USA pileups
and rates were tremendous!
hear loud europeans as I tuned across
the band, however it was painfully
obvious my signal wasn't making it
across the ocean when I looked at my
skimmer reports. On 160, even more
than other bands there is a huge
disparity between an "average" station
and an optimized one.
night was better with a few europeans
answering my CQs.
Band was crowded
wall to wall with signals and there
was really no finding a perfectly
'clean' run frequency unless you ran
band/mode contest concept is such a
great one, I'd like to see it for the
other HF bands!