Robert Brandon K5PI and I did a multi-single entry in this contest, with assistance from Dick Foster W5TA on Sunday afternoon. According to Robert, I did about 75% of the operating, but it was probably more like 60% at most. Conditions seemed mixed. The low bands were good Friday night; the high bands were so-so Saturday morning but much better Sunday morning.
This was my first effort at a DX contest where I was somewhat in control of strategic decisions (i.e. band changes.) Previously, I had always operated with multi-ops where I was one of the worker bees. I am certain my inexperience with the contest hurt our decision-making.
We were soundly defeated by K5NA this weekend. They had 300 more QSOs than we did, but more signficantly, had 93 more multipliers. Nevertheless, we did manage a Top Ten finish.
The score below is claimed.
Last Updated 1 August 2018