Yes it was fun and yes the Murphy interfered. Woke up on Saturday morning with feeling that I've got a cold coming. Later in the afternoon it was in full swing.
Imagine to operate CW contest and keep sneezing. One might sneeze and the headphones left my head and finished in the corner of the shack. Typing the call sign into the logger and needed to interrupt it to stop your nose running. I wondered what was the other station thinking?
The conditions were pretty pleasant surprise. Not too bad. Even 10 meters opened at my QTH for a short while. Most of the time I was running and say every two hours I've checked the band with S&P. My usual complain was working the EU ZOO and my usual appreciation was working the US and JA stations. Thank you gentlemen and ladies.
This year I did not match the score of last year.
QSO number: 533 and score: 613,816
Oceania CW 2016:
Band QSOs Pts Pfx Pt/Q
3.5 17 170 13 10.0
7 100 500 72 5.0
14 173 173 139 1.0
21 118 236 85 2.0
28 8 24 8 3.0
Total 416 1103 317 2.7
Score : 349,651
Not enough multipliers and not as many stations active.