Saturday was a 24 hour HF contest where anyone can work anyone else on either phone (SSB) or CW. I decided to just operate CW and I operated assisted using the DX spotting cluster.
Most activity was on 20m (75% of my QSOs) and very little on 10m and not much on 15m when I was on the air and checking. The only real pileup I heard was for 5H3EE, a Tanzania station, but since I’ve worked him a couple times previously I didn’t spend much time in the pileup. There was also an E51 South Cook Island station but I wasn’t able to pick him up.
I spent about 10 hours from my first contact to my last, but I wasn’t operating straight through. I didn’t work any Japan or other Asia stations and didn’t even notice many being spotted either. Near the end there was a little activity on 40m and not much on 80m but I stopped before everyone in the US might have started to spend time on 80m.
The SH5 reports
My N1MM+ score summary:
Band QSOs Pts ITU HQ 3.5 5 7 2 0 7 39 53 6 9 14 240 842 21 36 21 40 94 10 15 28 1 1 0 1 Total 325 997 39 61 Score : 99,700
Here’s a map of the contacts created using ADIF2MAP:
All QSOs were uploaded to LoTW, eQSL, Clublog & QRZ as well as sent in for the contest.
Next weekend is the summer run of the NAQP RTTY contest. I hope the bands allow for more activity outside of 20m and I can work a few hundred contacts.