Great EU 6 Meter Opening July 23 2018

Great EU 6 Meter Opening July 23 2018

Postby N5JEH » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:43 am

One of the longest EU I can remember from this location ever. Started about 14:00z lasted until 16:00z.

30 EU FT8 contacts. Only new DXCC was SV.

Screen shot of stations heard from me and Mike WB2FKO.
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Re: Great EU 6 Meter Opening July 23 2018

Postby WB2FKO » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:20 pm

I got to the party about half an hour after it started, but managed to log 23 QSOs with EU including 10 new DXCC for me. This was all on FT8 and I'm convinced this opening would have been far less productive on cw (especially with my cw skills). Many of those stations were ultra-weak and only there for a minute or less. I'm pretty sure I could have had another half-dozen QSOs if everyone was using the more efficient contest mode of FT8 -- simply exchanging grid squares. Me, N5JEH, and N2IC were handing out NM in bunches and getting piled on. Made me very late for work, but couldn't pass up that opening.
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