I had planned on operating on 6 meter CW in this weekend’s ARRL VHF contest but, man, what a difference from a few months ago. I made a total of one contact – K5MV, who lives about 20 miles north of me. A scan of the band, the DX cluster and other websites shows a similar lack of conditions.
“You can’t always get what you want…” – Mick Jagger
Last night XT2RJA was pumping out a fantastic signal on 40 meters and the pile-up calling him consisted of three continents that I could hear. I called him for 20 minutes or so until he went QRT, all in vain. Ringo offers consolation via MP3 and reminds me that “it don’t come easy”…but enough DXing for now.
“My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim; it was time to stop for the night” – Don Henley
This evening starts Texas’ turn at QRP ARCI’s Golden Jubilee event. I have a weird work schedule this week but will be on when I can, choosing whatever bands seem to be getting light play, maybe 17, 80 meters. Or 20. Or 40. But CW.
“We can work it out, we can work it out” – Paul M.