Hi all,

First thanks for being invited to the five member group.

I’ve already read the reports of few participants. Yes the condx were
not as good as last year. However still not too much to complain about.
It was fun.
Here is my entry:

Band QSOs Pts Cty Sec
3.5 13 325 13 0
7 66 1090 35 3
14 210 2060 50 1
21 52 1020 36 2
28 8 200 8 0
Total 349 4695 142 6
Score: 4,695
1 Mult = 2.4 Q’s

Please notice the 8 entries on 10 m. Very pleasant surprise. Best part
was the 20 m run to G-land close to 100 QSOs in one hour – big buzz. The
pain was the Sunday part where I’ve scored only five (yes 5) in a whole
hour…. Bonus: had one ATN (all times new county)

Steve’s idea of meeting on 80 m was brilliant.

Comparing the last year:
2015 2016
score 4,870 4,695
QSOs 395 349

Using the same radio + amp, antennae and operator, I can assume it may
be accounted for the declining conditions.
There was a spanner in the works: I have eaten supermarket prepackaged
green salad (there was a scare on the media about a week ago or so) day
earlier with the predictable consequences. Had to then leave the
contesting seat often and in a hurry.

73 to all
Patrick VK2PN

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