Its over! ARRL10 contest. Saturday & Sunday final results
I wondered why he could copy me so well.. Then finally I saw the RX-ANT switch was on.. sorry that's why I screwed it up with ZL1BYZ.
Band was as good as it can be in December.
A lot of backscatter echoes.
About 11 local Longpath to Japan and China very strong over South America! Could work a few JA 9+ signals much stronger then morning direct path. But not so many one would expect a pile?
Since the weather was nice we decided to take a walk.
Good to have some fresh air and change the mind.
At the cost of some JA BA and possible KH?? ..
My final result Sunday evening at band close 18:00 local 19:00UT
CW only with PA and still hi SWR..
worked 60 of 100 zones
Mexico this year is counting in the sections 32 to the total! of 100 W/VE sections not easy to get them of course I got 5 XE zones
60 of the total of 100 CW only
The missing part of USA was the Northwest and VE Northwest difficult as always no VE6 VE7 seen or heard pity.
How would that be if this ARRL10 was in October or November?
a madhouse! Even with this propagation it was hard to find a "free"spot.
Pit-stop Saturday evening:
Beam seems to work okay , Still high SWR 1: 1.9 this morning
last night it seems okay.
New cable needed
Latest N1MM 11.12.0 there was an issue about hesitating CW msg out . I Had no problems this time.
Seems fine this version I can not remember where I enabled skimmer or RBN spots could not switch it of if it was on?
Propagation not bad good signal ZM2V weak ZL1TM few VK few JA but sometimes difficult echo signals from f.i. VK2CT
Band practical closed 17:30 local time