Operator(s): VE3BR
Station: VE3BR

Class: SO-Restricted24 LP
QTH: FN03es
Operating Time (hrs):
Location: Canada

Summary:   Compare Scores
Band QSOs
80: 15
40: 35
20: 31
Total: 81 Total Score 1,645


Club: Contest Club Ontario

Comments:     [email]     2018-03-11 17:16:20
Radio: Ten-Tec Orion Antenna: DX-Eng 80/40 Thunderbolt 55ft Dual Band Vertical Software: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.7099.0 I quickly knew it was not going to end well: full daylight on Saturday morning had me with no ZLs or VKs in the log. Much worse than that: I had heard none. In my previous 2 appearances in BERU I would have about a dozen on 40 at this stage. Numbers were not that much worse than last year, maybe a little noisier (SSN:0 SFI:68 A:12 K:4), yet my trusty vertical refused to hear most anything but noise; on 15 I heard one station, ZF2CA, and worked none. And yes, I did check every inch from the radio to the feed point during the day (twice, because I refused to believe the “no faults” picture that my analyzer was painting for me). You cannot work them, if you don’t hear them. And I didn’t, to the point that I almost didn’t run because of the “ESP level” callers that would come back; I knew they were there, but couldn’t quite get them. As frustrating for me as it must have been for them. All this frustration for about a third of the Qs and a much reduced score. Still love the contest…