Contest: CQ 160-METER CONTEST, CW
Class: SINGLE OP ASSISTED HP
Operating time: 22
Total: QSOs = 1074 State/Prov = 58 Countries = 49 Total Score = 330,998
Everything worked, I was able to switch my days and nites, no TVI and the band was quiet. You know it will be fun when your first contact is North Dakota (and then you work 4 each ND, SD and Wy).
The 25 year old 80 meter freestanding vertical still performs well with a repaired radial field. It is a bit awkward having to adjust the tuner every 10 kc but digital bargraph wattmeters are great for that.
I just returned from Boston and understand why people can't work on their antennas due to unbelievable amounts of snow and ice...
Strange prop to southern EU on Saturday night with many 599 signals CQing in my face with no response. I agree with the comments on new rigs with great selectivity causing problems.