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Author Topic: ARRL 10 Meter Contest This Weekend  (Read 7641 times)
AC4RD
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2012, 01:59:07 PM »

P.S. South America seems to be opening up a little right now....Just worked 2 Argentina stations in a row. I'm on a roll now LOL.

22:00 GMT (5pm local on the east coast) and I am one of a long string of east-coast stations who have been working VK2GCC.   I've only played a bit today, on and off, but I've worked a half-dozen DX countries and a bunch of west coast and XE guys.   Hey, it's way better than having NOBODY on ten because everybody thinks conditions are bad!  Wink
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AF5C
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2012, 07:55:00 PM »

Sunspot number is currently 29, that is horrible for this part of the solar cycle.  Never expected the 10 meter contest to be this poor 6 months away from the predicted solar peak.  Today is my birthday!  Found lots of other ways to celebrate it-took a couple of nice bike rides, etc.

Did work CE, HK, PY, PJ2, KH6 and heard D4 on, but no luck with Cape Verde yet.  Worked several Mexican states also.  Tomorrow is another day.

John AF5CC
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SWMAN
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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2012, 08:48:00 PM »

Happy Birthday John, today is my birthday also. Best of luck and 73 Jim. W5JJG
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AF5C
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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2012, 09:20:43 PM »

Hi Jim,

Happy birthday to you also!  I made it to 46, yeah!  Your initials are almost like mine also. Mine are JFG!

John AF5CC
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K1WJ
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« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2012, 10:06:05 AM »

On ARRL weekend 10m contest, made 3 contacts to FL from AZ on 12 watts & 10m moble antenna - heard ZF1A in Canary Islands, that's about it - conditions were poor. 73 K1WJ David - ARIZONA
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WA2TPU
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« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2012, 03:45:26 PM »

The weekend of the ARRL 10 meter contest I did a ton of listening and was quite surprised that I could not nor did not hear many stateside stations.  I'm strictly a Qrp 5 watt wind powered operation in Upstate NY- Grid FN-22. 10 only opened for me on the 8th around 1400UTC hearing whispers of South Africa. I worked ZS1AL at 1437 UTC and ZS6PMS at 1441 UTC on SSB both had built to 5 by 7 and 5 by 9 signals and then just faded away within 5 minutes after making contact with them. I also heard a couple of South American and Central American stations but did not make contact with any of them. This year 10 meters here during the contest was quite flat and uneventful compared to 2011.
Best regards and many 72/73.
Don sr. --WA2TPU --
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WA8UEG
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« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2012, 04:08:27 PM »

It was no 2011 that's for sure. I operated 4 hours longer this year then last and totals were less the half. Operating single op, high power, phone this year with just under 100,000 points and 90 multipliers, last year was 235,000 points with 135 multipliers. Under 600 contacts this year over 900 last year. Big difference was no openings to Europe. VK,JA,ZS openings occurred but were short.
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PD2R
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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2012, 09:42:09 PM »

- heard ZF1A in Canary Islands

You mean the Cayman Islands. One is a vicious reptile, the other a small singing bird  Wink
I can see why you mixed them up though.
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K1WJ
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« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2012, 06:48:14 AM »

Yes Cayman - Doh....73 K1WJ
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