The weekend just past was the famous ARRL DX CW contest. I've entered only as low key, low effort. Using new radio for contesting:
The TS990 proved to be a good radio for CW contesting. Used it only barefoot 150W. (I still feel that my K3 is a better rig for CW contesting).
ARRL Section : DX
Club/Team : VK Contest Club
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6044.0
Band QSOs Pts Sec Pt/Q
7 34 102 20 3.0
14 37 105 23 2.8
21 37 111 10 3.0
Total 108 318 53 2.9
Score : 16,854
Rig : TS-990
Antennas : Hex + G5RV
Had lot of problems with the old hex and above the rotator. The weather was not help at all. We had to big storms passing through in the contest period and about for hours blackout on Saturday night. Mind you it was not a great hindrance, I simply QSYed to a dinner table and glass of a good red.
Anyway it was nice time at the radio. Working real gentlemen was pleasure.
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