Contest: ARRL DX CONTEST, SSB
Class: SO UNLIMITED HP
QTH: near Charlotte NC
Operating time: 39
Band QSOs Mults
160: 35 25
80: 100 58
40: 197 80
20: 488 102
15: 482 108
10: 271 70
Total: 1573 443
Total Score = 2,099,517
As everyone who was there knows,
heavy low band QRN the first night. I
hit a million points just before 4
O'Clock Sat afternoon. It was down
hill after that.
By 8, I was hard
pressed to continue, with so little DX
to work. By noon Sunday I was thinking
I wouldn't make 2 million. I just made
it an hour or so before the end.
would go so much faster for everyone
if the low band DX guys would
long enough to work down the
monster piles. Much of the time, 10m
was on the edge. Some times direct,
some side-scatter, on northern paths.
The only way I could work a JA on 10
was to beam west. KG6DX was far enough
south to always be direct.
they're all a bit different. No matter
how good or poor, we keep coming back
every year. 57 years now for me.