After applying the latitude factor to the results - the situation had changed.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
As I noted in earlier post, my result was not as good as previous years. In recapping it was not caused as much as decline of propagation but by my emphasis on higher bands. I did not spend enough time on 40 m. Also the 40 m antenna was ordinary dipole. If I had more effective antenna on lower bands, I'm sure it would be better. Lessons to be learned.
Here no doubt I've made tactical error. Yes I was unassisted, however I did not tick the proper square.
Food for thought for the next one if I get invited.
Link to the Commonwealth contest web site: http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/hfresults.pl?Contest=Commonwealth%20Contest&year=2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
The frequencies all checked nicely.
Tomorrow or next day I'll lower the mast, remove the old hex and install the new toy.
Today (Friday) is the next day:
I've lowered the mast.
and removed the old hex
Have to disassemble and put it away first because there is no space for two on the back.
After two hours of big battle and couple of branches of nearby trees removed to find the space to "swing the hex around". It is up. Yeeeehaaaa.
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