Updated: Final tally… 51 QSO 23 States 3 Provinces Heard but could not work 5 or so mults…Lots of fun even though I am having some issues with my ghetto-fabulous antenna system: Flimsy G5RV that breaks every other wind storm. === The first ever 24 Hour Feld-Hell Contest starting 1/17/2009 0000UTC! Check www.feldhellclub.org for details. If you have MultiPSK or Digital …
I am excited by a couple of firsts today: 1. Had my first WSPR QSO with VE1RG on 14.076.5 this morning. 5 watts is overkill using this mode…it and JT65A represent the state-of-the art QRP modes in my opinion. Love this stuff! I will tell you, this terrestrial use on HF of WSJT sure gives me encourangement for VHF/UHF moonbounce…A long-time aspiration …
I am so shocked! LoTW shows 49 confirmed states on RTTY from the contest…all except NE, which of course had to be like rare DX to me. So now I need to find a NE RTTY user that also uses LoTW. Hmm, do I put a call out on the yahoo forum or fish on 80M?
I have a special fondness for digital contests, especially since N1MM logger takes the chore out of the thing. (note to self…blog Why-I-Contest). I set a few meager goals for the contest:
1. Have the radio on for the entire 24 hours
3. Make 300 QSO during the period.
4. Keep my QSO rates above 20/hour