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ARRLDX SSB some notes

No free spots to find on the bands 14MHz is crowded  except   around 14230
But that is the TV channel!   24x7 TV  don't you dare to start a cq  on top of the continuous digi TV transmissions!    

Had to move above 29MHz to find a  more or less clear freq.

east / south east EU  always S units stronger
Propagation did not favor NW-EU   as usual.
 HG3M  reporting 59005  5Watts ! having  run on 40m
a joke I believe 5 is 5K   or are they using the old shortwave BC stations?
running 50kW  or so?  
So watch if this HG3M is entering the QRP class it is 100% cheating


SSB is not my thing but for the ARRL I make an exception
And phone  does not have the RBN spots so it is way more difficult to find new multy's in the very very crowded bands
Bad timing  to have an Aurora disturbance  at Friday evening just before the start.
Still 28 was good open  including   CA AZ and had some modest runs. 



US1I   7129kHz tonight
He gave 599 010  that means 10W  how can we ever compete  ? 
Nobody tonight answered my CQ…