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ARRL10 2012 or what can you work in a dead band

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Last 3 years of the ARRL10M

ARRL10M   2012
        Band    QSOs    Pts  Mul
          28      81     324   39
       Total      81     324   39

ARRL10 2011
        Band    QSOs    Pts  Mul
          28     916    3664  164
       Total     916    3664  164

ARRL10 2010
        Band  Mode  QSOs    Pts  Mul
          28  CW      35     140   19
       Total  Both    35     140   19

btw  CW only

No high expectations for the ARRL10M.  WSPR reports became worse and worse  the week before. 
Ironically, Monday evening WSPR showed K1JT and other State side  decodes again.
QSO number 1  ZL1BYZ   was promising but propagation  poor
No Rusians very quiet bandonly one VK4WIL very thin workable.
I was mainly S&P for the goodies.

JA5FBZ long time good signal over LP  the only JA.
Something strange about these LP openings to JA   only few JA's heard butgood signals. Short path was closed complete here.
One would expect a lot more signals from JAand Long path to JA  means 24000 km? a real long path. 
This longpath …