ARRL DX CW 2013
Mostly S&P running low power & dipole
The 7 call district was the touch one here with auroral flutter. Only the big guns came through.
Idaho and Wyoming not heard Nevada heard only.
But even the 1,2,3,4,5 call district have rare ones Like Maine ME DC MS
Besides the good signals and operators from Stateside.
Checking off all states in the map that was always my attraction for the ARRL contest.
49 USA States + 14 VE Provinces including the 5 never heard NWT LB MB YT NU and rare AB behind the AURORA shield that we have to deal with more than S/SE EU
KH6 is DX
63 multy's x 6 bands is the maximum.
Propagation was not super but good enough.
10m was open more on Sunday even to CA.
I did not have a beam up that would have been nice but a small physical problem held me down.
When running CQ with beam a more comfortable signal could attrack the missing States.
I heard Kentucky Montana Oregon at 28 but could not get in their logs.
N4AR KY was strong on 28 but he met an old friend and started chatting..
Missing 6dB ERP to reach the deeper parts of the U.S.
I could switch in the Acom1000 but that's not the sport....
It was fun but next time will have to bring my 4 ele 10/15 beam in to have more action.
Made a QUERY to select out worked all 6 bands:
160m was the toughest band to hear me 80W My K3 does drop power at 160m for yet unknown reason
The six band galery
NR4M VE3JM K1LZ W3LPL K3LR WK1Q N1UR VY2TT
many 5 banders including
NY4A heard them well at 160 but despite calling many times they did not respond.
NN1N missing at 15m ..