Well that was a BERU to forget: just 273 QSOs instead of my usual 500 from
this site using exactly the same equipment. I have no good explanation
other than conditions were well down, as evidenced for example by VK6LW
only being a moderate S9 instead of the usual S9++, plus the noise level at
this city centre location has become much worse. I apologise to the callers
I couldn’t hear because they were buried in this local noise.

I’m going to check some other hotels around town with my K3 and a bit of
wire to see if I can find a quieter site. If not I’ll need to have a
complete rethink for next year.

73, Alan G3XAQ/5X1XA

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