Our National PACC HF Contest weekend, while the halve nation was out on the ice. Aa canal in city Groningen. seen from my former QTH where i was active as PA0OOS from 1972 in those day's we had cold winters but no-one was ice skating there 40m linear loaded/ foldback dipole PACC our national HF contest 24 hours February 13/14 is history. After some doubts i choose the A1 section CW 100W power Rather cold even in the shack at night i had to use an electric heather .. During the quiet periods thoughts came up saying it makes no sense energy wise , switch off the heather and on the PA.. but i did not. Again top activity in CW many long time PACC friends seen on the bands thanks for giving out points. just a serial number and the obligatory 599 will do. A pity that no easy 28 MHz local DL OZ ON G could be logged that could have made the difference between first or second position. Also zero SA CW activity no PY LU in the log, propagation was good enough.