ARRL 10 Meter Contest 2013
|NE1C||KX1X, KC1AHC, K1UCH, N1ELI||MOLP||SSB||134||58||15,544|
Matt/W1MSW – Conditions were excellent this weekend. Big early openings to EU between 11:30Z and 12:00Z on both Saturday and Sunday. I started off Friday night SOHP, but by Saturday late morning, I decided to go assisted and reclassified myself to Multi-Single. The bands were busy, but still enough room to elbow my way in to a spot for some decent runs. Very fun to see how fast you’re spotted by the skimmers when calling CQ in CW. Only heard and worked one HCRA station this year (KB1JFQ), but as much as I like meeting up on the club net freq when things are slow, I’d rather be making points! I didn’t operate as much as I would have liked to, but balance in life is good and the driveway is clear of snow. Thank you to everyone from HCRA who participated this year and I hope to see you all and more next year!
And as usual, if you want more stats: http://w1msw.net/contest-logs
Dave/WN1E: Operated more than I planned between Christmas Partys and snow removal. I heard MSW in there briefly Friday night, but he didn’t hear me. That was it for club members. All search and pounce.
Dan/KB1VWQ: Yaesu FT-847, 100w SoLP, 1st year with new Quad/Yagi Mini-Beam (MQ-26SR) on the tower, Didnt operate as long as I wanted to. About 9hrs out of 36 possible. Worked 11hrs DAYTIME Saturday, Plus Hrs of Snow Removal Sunday here and at a neighbors house who is away. Goal Acheived, was better than last years G5RV, Will try better next year hopefully with CW as a new goal… 73
Juergen/NV1Q: Had company over this weekend, which limited the time I could spend on the radio.
John/NE1C: Two first time contesters. Saturday only. 10m mono wire up 20′ at a temporary location. Success.
Al/N1AW: I was tied up all day on Saturday with other obligations, and it seemed like I spent half of Sunday dealing with snow on the driveway, walk, and decks — so I only was able to get into the contest for about an hour and a half late in the day.
Alan/N3IMU: Between family time and snow shoveling I was only on the air for a couple of hours, but conditions were excellent