Packing my stuff. I will leave early (like 4:am EDST) or before, so that I arrive at the contest station no later than 5:30 am.(80 mile drive)
I start my board shift at 6:00 am EDST
Hopefully these T-Storm loose their steam before I go on. Not so much of and issue on 40 meters...but if there are stations on 80 or 160 meters we need the noise really becomes and issue. Even with the beverage and loop pendent receive antennas it is hard to ear through the crashes.
Anyway time to work some SERIOUS DX...Asia/South Pacific...I am coming your way!!!
I'll be on 20 meters after Sunrise...then about Noon try and catch a few Zzzz's and then back on shift at 6:00PM till Midnight or later if the bands stay open.
I may be up All night!!!
Hard to walk away when Europe or the S. Pacific is still calling!!!
You never know when a NEW one will call!
All the Best...Hope the Band Gods are good to all!
PS: Last year we were #6 is the USA...#11 North America...and I think #47 Worldwide in our class(aprox 180+ entries)...got to try and be better!!
California has been coming in pretty good to NC the last few days. Do you talk on SSB or AM? What do you go by? If you hear 556 North Carolina on SSB give me a shout.
If he’d stayed on AM-19, he’d have had it all to himself.
I was in a sketchy t/a outside sanfran back in the 80's. Had to cross a one lane wooden bridge to get into the tiny dirt lot. Bet it didnt hold 20 trucks.Modify that. Someone’s had Hesperia, CA locked down on AM-19.
Might’ve gotten past the two-hundred (200) car Trump parade at the top of the Pass — getting on IH15 — just a little more easily as I got off at the Pilot.
But, no, some simpleton gets his feelings hurt by arguing. Or something.
That is one sketchy truck stop, by the way.
I do both. I am 917 SoCal. Where on SSB are you mostly on? As for AM...I just jump around and see what’s going on.