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Its over! ARRL10 contest. Saturday & Sunday final results

 Sunday morning up for part 2  of the ARRL10  thought the band was pretty bad.. but receiving on the K9AY instead of the beam... oepss  I was not awake  a very weak UA9 was coming back
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?

Live score

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   


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