Re: After the fest
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What a difference a nights sleep makes!
Thanks to each of you who I worked during the fest. What
a great crowd to hang with!
After the smoke (and the propogation fog) cleared, it
looks like 188 Qs and 48 Ms with hardly any DX at all.
It was real frustrating hearing the rest of you working
all over Europe, but I couldnt hear a peep on those
antenna headings. I even checked long path to no
A couple of conclusions:
1. 0700 to 1400 Z was a waste of time.
2. I never thought of 80M as a contest band, but thanks
to those half dozen or so hardy souls on 3.5, the wee
hours were not a total loss.
3. When the propogation is not totally shut down,
there's never a need for more than 30 watts of power on
PSK-31. A good antenna make all the difference. When the
band is dead, more power just heats the atmosphere.......
Hmmmmmm.....maybe that's why we have global warming.......
4. Where else would you find 100 greedy contesters
successfully crammed into 1 Khz of bandwidth???? Amazing!
Thanks to you 070 guys who put this contest together. It
was real fun.
73, Bill Schwantes