ARRL DX Contest, SSB
Class: SOSB/20 HP
QTH: Inuvik, NT
Operating Time (hrs): 34
Band QSOs Mults
20: 1393 105
Total: 1393 105 Total Score = 433,440
The forecast said that it was coming and, oh boy, did it ever hit me hard! Sunday its usually difficult enough to find new guys to work when you're doing SOSB but from up here, with the K-index at 7, it's excruciating! I CQ'd endlessly in every direction and regularly S&P'd the band but to no avail. The last four hours had only two dozen Q's and a third of those were dupes and VE's.
The band was mostly ok on Friday and Saturday before the aurora hit and I'm glad I took the opportunity to make hay while the sun shined. As always in this contest there were lots of zero-pointers and an astounding number of dupes but it was still lots of fun. The station is really starting to come together now and next contest season is going to be even better!