Sunday, February 21, 2010


I put in a limited effort in the ARRL DX CW Contest this weekend. I was planning on making it a "get to know 40m better" effort both Fri and Sat nights, but a flu bug made me go QRT after Fri night. I did manage to stick my groggy head in the shack on Sunday morning and catch a nice opening into Europe on 20m. 40m on Friday night was really great. I even worked a couple of EUs there, which was a nice surprise.

Final tally:

Call: KM6I
Operator(s): KM6I
Station: KM6I

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Mountain View, CA
Operating Time (hrs): 3.5

Band QSOs Mults
40: 57 30
20: 16 11
15: 4 4
Total: 77 45 Total Score = 10,395

Rig: K3 + Hercules @ 400w on 40m, Inv vee @ 60 ft.

I'm now up to about 122 countries worked. Also, this puts me at an even 100 countries worked from California, which is pretty satisfying. Those evenings tuning around 40m for dxpeditions are paying off.