This was the first contest of 2018 for me. I was late home after a 7 mile hike in the morning so missed the first 40 minutes of the contest by the time I got into the shack with a mug of tea.

Conditions on 40m weren’t great though I did manage to work a few English stations. The strongest signals on 40m were certainly from Scotland and Europe. I started the contest So2R but found a problem with the K2 and KPA500 so switched over to the K3 for both bands SO1R.

80M was better and this is where the bulk of my QSOs were.

I decided to run 400W in the end, and with the Inverted-V dipole for 40m and the 26m Inverted-L for 80m. A total of 202 QSOs were logged, with one duplicate.

Updated: July 24, 2021 — 19:19