This weekend I had the chance to "steal" few hours to run this very interesting contest.
The second full weekend of July, beginning 1200 UTC Saturday and ending
1200 UTC Sunday (July 14-15, 2012). Both Single and Multi operator
stations may operate the entire 24-hour period.
Heidi is leaving overseas on Tuesday and I wanted to be a "good boy" and spent as much time with her as possible. However I snatched few hours of operating and it was fun. I had very good "run" on 20 m:
IARU - 2012-07-14 1200Z to 2012-07-15 1200Z - 205 QSOs
VK2PN Runs >10 QSOs:
2012-07-15 0343 - 0551Z, 14021 kHz, 178 Qs, 84.0/hr VK2PN
The conditions were pretty good despite the predicted flare hitting the earth during the contest period. There were reports that some parts of the globe were marginal.
Here I'm quoting Steve VK3TDX: "the flare really slammed the hammer on
propagation with K indexes as high as 8 in some locations"
Band QSOs Pts ITU HQ
7 6 14 2 4
14 198 904 15 19
Total 204 918 17 23
The activation started well, however I've worked mainly JA station and smattering of US and other DX. Sunday was a bit m...
Again the time of the year when the owners of the beautiful piece of paradise are going on a holiday and needed somebody to "cut the g...
I had some spare time to finish assembly of my new toy (mind you - the last two weeks I had at least two new toys). Christian DL1ELU sold ...
As a part of our big trip around Australia in four and a half months in a little caravan I have taken the opportunity to visit one of the be...