I'm not a great fan of SSB. However I try to participate if nothing else to give out some numbers to the keen competitors. This most famous contest weekend I had only few hours available between social engagements I could not miss. Saturday we had to go to a party for colleagues I used to work for 28 years (you don't miss opportunity like that) and Sunday my goddaughter had her birthday (and you can't miss opportunity like that).
So I had circa four hours at the radio.
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
7 1 3 1 1 3.0
14 10 19 8 8 1.9
21 141 389 13 12 2.8
Total 152 411 22 21 2.7
Score : 17,673
The conditions were less than optimal, after all we are on declining curve of the sunspot cycle. Some stations were very strong at times in my QTH. But most were S3 to S7. Good enough for communication.
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