My one of the most favourite contests. Only Commonwealth countries are invited and only CW mode is used.
Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : NON-ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : CW
Club/Team : VK Contest Club
Band QSOs Pts Cty Sec Pt/Q
3.5 17 425 13 4 25.0
7 128 1780 43 14 13.9
14 73 1020 24 10 14.0
21 7 175 5 2 25.0
Total 225 3400 85 30 15.1
Score : 3,400
Total Time On 14:30 (870 mins)
Unfortunately I did not do as good as last year. The condx should have been better, since we are out of Solar minimum. Must be, that I'm sliding down on the other side of the bell curve of age and abilities.
There was, in the middle of the contest allocated time, increase in A index. Increased close to number 20. That indicates disrupted ionosphere.
The graph of my activity tells all:
Good going at the beginning and at the end of the 24 hours contest period. Not much in the middle:
The highlight was a great run to G land on 40 m about three hours before the end. The challenge was that we had a storm within relatively short distance from my QTH.
Plenty of signals and plenty or noise caused by the storm.
The speed was very good for a great number of minutes. Very satisfying.
Heidi save "my life" by supplying a yummy dinner and I ate it while operating. Genuine multitasking.
Thanks everybody who called and gave me a number.