Looked forward to working a bunch of DX over the ARRL DX Weekend. I wasn't competing just picking up some DX contacts and helping those participating out. Did not fire up the rig until the second day f the contest but had a blast. Started off on 15m then went to 10m then back to 15m again.
After the contest I worked 3XY1T first on 20m SSB working a big pile up. Used the 14AVQ vs the 1/4 GP Vert. It took at least 30 minutes to get through. Also worked 3XY1T on 30m CW ... only took 2 calls before I got through a huge difference from the 20m SSB pile up ....sure like CW.
Today I worked 9Q6AL Congp CW ... there was a pile up and a 5Khz split but I got though ... again thanks CW.
Last but not least worked CO8LY for the 9th time. He was calling CQ S9+ on 15m CW so I cranked it down to under 10 watts and got a 599.