Tonight, I couldn’t buy a QSO. I know that band conditions weren’t all that great, but I was hearing a fair amount of stations, and some of the were pretty strong. Even so, I just couldn’t get anyone to answer my CQ.
I called CQ at least ten times, and I could hear other stations making contact. It was getting really frustrating. I was beginning to wonder if it was my breath! Seriously, though, I was wondering if I was having some kind of antenna problem or rig problem. All the meters looked right, though.
Finally, just before 10 pm, I heard VE3OU calling CQ. I called, we exchanged 599+ reports, and had a nice QSO. So, I guess it was just one of those things.