I have started to slow down in the CQ WW CW contest

The action on 15m this morning
I am now in day two of the contest seeing I did not turn the radio on Friday night due to spending time with Julie and the first evening I find things to be a zoo and hard to make a contact as QRP. Saturday was just great with lots of action on 10m, 15m and 20m. I was wanting to give 40m and 80m a go but I had to go into work for an all nighter. I did have high hopes of getting more DXCC's added to my ARRL diamond award......but you know what they say "dreams are free" up to this point I have rounded up about 2 new DXCC's. There could have been more but the pileups were out of this world. I did try but was not able to break the pileups. Some highlights up to this point are C5A in Gambia, KH6, T40C Cuba to mention a few. I have heard some very rare DX and some popular DXpeditions but the pileups as I said have been HUGE!!! It's Sunday afternoon here and with working all night I am starting to drift off at times...........but I am going to see how far I can go!!!
Contest on......well easier said than done...
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “I have started to slow down in the CQ WW CW contest”

  • Jeff n1kdo:

    gotta love that p3/svga. amazing tool. Almost like shooting fish in a barrel.


  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good afternoon Jeff, yes I have not been at all disappointed with the P3 and combo SVGA add on…well if I had a wish it would to have the ability to have mouse support to point and click the contacts.

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