Obstructed path from EN65tu--Blasting thru Wiggins Pt
Great Lakes weather in mid-September is always iffy. In our case it was cold, sunny, and windy. It could have been cold and rainy. I'd like to think that if it had not been windy, perhaps 100% of the overwater shots would have been completed. And this means LONG shots down the lake towards Milw. and Chicago. I'm sure we'll have some good email conversations about Great Lakes propagation and the role that altitude plays.
I had a great time this year in the contest. I operated from the Illinois/Wisconsin border area on one day, Twin Cities area another day, and at two different parts of Michigan's UP on the 2nd weekend. I'm glad that K0SHF and WB0LJC made the trek to the UP as well. It was much more fun having friends there. Further, the west end contingent probably wouldn't have made the trip to the north shore just to work one operator on the east end. Similarly on Sunday, it was much more rewarding for the LP ops to have 3 q's each time instead of one. I'm glad that so many of them made the trek north. Thanks!
Here's my score recap:
22 unique callsigns worked (2200) + 10993 distance points = 13193 total score. Best DX was 311 km from Northern Illinois to K2YAZ.
Yes, this e-newsletter is late. I meant to have it out in early October. I blame severe post-conference-burnout as the cause. The plan is to have the next issue in the first week of January. But as you'll realize, that is a mere three weeks away. So, it will be just a one-pager about the current status of the Tulsa conference planning UNLESS you send me some material, appropriate for our membership, to beef up the next issue. Any meteor shower reports, new equipment, new modes, or other tid-bits to share with your fellow members? Send them along to your Newsletter Editor:
Bruce Richardson, W9FZ firstname.lastname@example.org
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