For the second time since moving to the USA I decided to operate the Marathon from home so I could dip in and out among other things during the weekend.
I didn’t get chance to operate at all on Friday evening after work and the bulk of my QSOs came on Saturday, though I got tired pretty early and my 80m total shows!
I still don’t have a 160m antenna, just not enough attic space for anything that’ll be worth having and the noise floor down there is immense. This year 15m didn’t do much for me, only 2 QSOs there. I think I missed a decent opening on Saturday. Nothing heard on 10m at all, so really a 3-band event.
I find these events are more about the quality of QSOs than the sheer quantity. Being able to spend a few moments with friends that I’ve not been able to work for a long time is always a highlight.
Band QSOs Pts DXC Con Pt/Q 3.5 45 44 0 0 1.0 7 85 85 1 0 1.0 14 120 162 21 3 1.4 21 2 2 0 0 1.0 Total 252 293 22 3 1.2
I was 2 QSOs fewer than 2019, but family calls took me away for the last 2 hours. That’s the trouble with being so far from home.