Call: G3YBY Operator(s): G3YBY Station: G3RZP Class: Open-24 HP QTH: N. Witshire Operating Time (hrs): 13h48m Summary: Band QSOs ------------ 80: 36 40: 62 20: 110 15: 29 10: 0 ------------ Total: 237 Total Score = 4,605 Club: Chiltern DX Club Comments: This year due to the lack of LF antennas at the home QTH, I operated from the QTH of Peter G3RZP about 2 miles North-West of me in the north Wiltshire sticks (thanks Peter). I entered the SOU 24 hr section using the IC7300 as a further contest try out. Like everyone else I found condx poor - zilch on 10m and not great on 15m. Also like others found fewer VEs on 40m than in previous years. Had a nice opening to ZL on 80m just on and after our sunrise and bagged 5 ZLs. The IC7300 performed well with just one instance of overload on 20m due to some very strong broadcast stations around 13.8 MHz but that was easily resolved by a small tweak on the RF gain control otherwise no complaints. Had a break from 0100 - 0400, and a stop for Boeuf Bourguignon with a cheeky Cote du Rhone from master-chef Peter Saturday evening.