And you are probably wondering what excuse I will have this time. Well..... it is not
a very good one but it is all I have. We have had a significant demolition and addition project going on
at our house and it had been very time consuming and distracting - as any of you who has done
such a project knows. Good news: it was completed the week before Christmas.
The time available for CX was limited to the CW weekend only. I did manage to get some of the "Great Ones"
on the air through and they all performed relatively well for a change. My limited lot size here in the
Historic District of Hillsborough, NC is continuing to be an impedement to getting up a good antenna.
I started on 20 meters and could hear but not work W8KGI, N6KN and K5KS. I guess the propagation was unidirectional.
So I moved to 40 meters and found a group of CXers. It was good to hear W5TVW (Sandy) in CX again - Sandy's
QTH is in LA. Worked two old St. Xavier Hi alums: Paul, W8TM and Marty, AA4RM. I am not sure why anyone in GA would want a
space heater running in September but there was Marty with his Johnson 500 - -
All things considered, a lot of fun - thanks to all the folks I worked.
Johnson Viking II
National HRO-50 R1
Total Score: 5,780