My count is definitely down from last year. Very long
gaps between Qs. I've had a lot more "almost qso's" this
contest weekend then past, where I get a reply to a CQ, i
send my exchange, exchange from other station not heard..
I think someone keeps tripping over the 20m cord and
pulling it out of the wall.
As has been the case the past few months, 20 didn't
wake up until late in
the morning. It's very weak here now (1500 eastern),
but has been up and down all weekend. When it opens up I
get a whole lot of weak traces from europe for a minute
or so, and then fades out with just a few traces left.
40 wasn't bad last
night, a lot of solid signals, but there were not a lot
of 070 members on...
I am seeing a ton of
cw activity on the low side of 20 for the cq cw wpx
contest. Maybe everyone has migrated to cw and jt65 to
cope with solar cycle.
On the bright side, I'm getting a lot more gardening
(well, weed pulling) done today than I had thought I
/steve - w1hs #2173