I was not really planning a serious effort in the ARRL 10 meter contest this past weekend because of other engagements. But I did make a few contacts in the test for fun on Saturday logging V51 and a few Europeans via scatter. When I realized that the band wouldn’t open, I saved my energy for Topband as it had been in good shape Friday night and I planned to be active again on Saturday night and Sunday Morning.
Sunday after breakfast I tried a few calls on 10 meters again and after a few stations logged in a slow rate, the band opened up a little and I was able to work several EU stations including a number of Russians and Ukrainians. The increased contact rate got my adrenaline pumping and I logged a total of 98 uniques contacts scoring 9.800 points before I had to go QRT. Not much, but considering that propagation at least a sign of life!
73 de Björn, SMØMDG