• [VE9KK] Some radio time this weekend.

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    Some radio time this weekend.

    Posted: 01 May 2022 09:06 AM PDT http://ve3wdm.blogspot.com/2022/05/some-radio-time-this-weekend.html

    This past weekend was the running of the UK/EI DX CW contest and most of
    the time I have a great receive/transmit into the UK and so I was looking forward to this contest. I have seen sunspot numbers on the increase along
    with solar flux which is a good and bad thing. Good because the important numbers are rising and poor as this means the sun is active and at times
    lets loose with solar activity which can bring a rise to the Kp index.

    This weekend during the contest was similar to me using a string and tin
    can for communications. I did hear some UK stations but no EI stations at
    all. When I did hear a UK station at one moment they were solid and then in
    the mud. Generally I made contact with them and then the contest report at
    both ends was in the mud and needed many repeat backs.
    Well such is the life of a ham radio op they say....and what I add to that
    is any day on the radio is a good day! I was able to get some CW practice
    in and overall the time I spent in the contest (about 2 hours) was a nice
    time spent.
    I made 23 contacts for a score of 833. The picture above is my ADIF log projected on a map to show contacts for the contest.

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