As I sometimes do, I fire up the rig for a while before getting down to work. I wasn’t expecting much as conditions on 20m have been very poor lately. You can imagine how surprised I was to hear a bunch of stations between 14050 and 14055 working some kind of contest!
I ran up to my office to see if I could find any information on the contest, but none of the usual suspects had any data on it. So, I went back down to the shack to just listen and figure out the exchange. After I’d done that, I tried calling a few stations, but none of them could hear me, even those coming in at S3+.
Actually, I think a couple of them did hear me after I bumped up my power to 100W. They called QRZ?, but I still wasn’t strong enough for them to copy my call. Oh well…
What I want to know, though, is what wacky organization schedules a contest for Monday evening (which it then was in Japan)?