Contest: CQ 160-METER CONTEST, SSB
Class: SINGLE OP HP
QTH: New Mexico
Operating time: 26
Total: QSOs = 1029 State/Prov = 58 Countries = 54 Total Score = 317,744
We were expecting lots of wind both days during the contest. It seems the storm passed to the north so static levels stayed low here.
I learned from the 160 CW contest that I should use the SW direstion more as I did not make one contact with VK or ZL in that contest. So it was nice to log 3 ZL stations and 6 VK stations in this contest. Not much activity elsewhere in the Pacific with only 2 Hawaii stations in the log and NH2T in Guam.
Spent some time each night S & P to work some new mults. It was fun breaking the pile-up to work ED9NA. Condx were best just after EU sunrise here. Thanks to all the US ops who stood by as I ask only for EU. As it turned out, I only worked 40 EU stations. I know I missed many callers. Next year with a long beverage to EU I hope to do better.
Worked all states the first night and ended up with all NA mults but LB, PE,
NWT, YT, and NU. My only qso with DC was W3DQ.
64 VE's went in the log. US state leaders for me were: CA 100, TX 58, WA 43, OH 40, Il 37, AZ 34, and MN and OR 31 each.
Equipment used: Yaesu FT1000MP, Alpha 77Dx Amp, Ant: Full size 4SQ array
Thanks for all who called in and sorry for the ones I could not pull out.
Believe me I tried. CU next year.