I only knew about it from the ARRL newsletter in my email every Friday.Some one should have brought this up before it began!
Still a few hours left, hearing some west coast and some locals on CW 28.013.
Heads up: 160 contest coming up yet.
And everyone I worked was a General or Extra... It was fun, and I agree, 10 can be a ton of fun.. I had openings east, west, and south.. Just had to be patient..* + ARRL 10 Meter Contest Means HF Fun for Technicians, Too!
Did you convince them Pt Pleasant was a new country or are you trying to say in the past you were a big gun?Give it a few years and there will be more JAs buzzing you than Pear Harbor. The last peak was great, the first time I found out what it's like to be on the bottom of a pile up.
Don't forget the 10-10 hunters.. I've had some treat me like a CB'er because I said I didn't have a 10-10 number....No, I was in West Creek at the time and when the band opens worldwide from sunrise to well close to midnight even QRP stomps Tokyo like Godzilla. On the other hand Pointedly Unpleasant is IOTA NA-111 and then there are the county hunters if that means anything.
I have a spare straight I'd sell ya for the price of shipping.. If it gets kids interested in radio, I'm all for it!My younger kids (9 and 11) got on for a while. It is the only part of the band they get to operate on "dad's radio" as a Technician without me or their older siblings around. They each ended up with about 10 contacts. It was great for them. I'm surprised that the band was open enough to hear Texas and Florida stations with my 6BTV vertical.
They're all looking forward to sending out QSL cards now.
The older two and I will probably do Straight Key Night... all I have to do is find a straight key (or make one) first.
Yea, I know what 10-10 means in CB speak.. Was in 11 meters long before I got my ticket...I just consider the source..kb2vxa said:LOL! Look it up in the APCO 10 code used by CBers and you'll see what's so funny. Then tell them "10-10" and smile.
Conditions are looking good for this weekend. I'll be using an old 10/11 meter antenna, it's way better than my 10-80 meter vertical. Way too wide.Should be full tilt this year.. If I get my HF antenna up, if even temporary, I will be on..if not, I'll have to play in the mobile..