|Sunrise Saturday Morning At W6AB Satellite Amateur Radio Club|
|2013 ARRL International DX CW Results|
I want to thank W6AB Satellite Amateur Radio Club leadership and membership for the time in the chair this weekend. Also, for taking the time out of their schedule for familiarization training leading into a personal best score this weekend. The club elevation is 745 feet above mean sea level with clear take off angles toward all major continents.
The above photograph was taken at sunrise before EU opening on the low bands.
I experienced for the first time long path propagation on 40m into Europe on Sunday morning. I was surprised to hear several stations and four of them went into the log as needed multipliers at that wavelength. I want to thank Marty, OH2BH or the operator at OH2BH for sticking in there until he fully copied my callsign without giving up! Appreciated, OM.
Japan "The Difference Maker"
Also, I want to shout out to the 400 plus JA-stations who went into the log this weekend on all wavelengths. It was a real stoke logging everyone on 80m and you kept the rate meter pumping on 40m as well. Likewise, I appreciated the waterfall of signals on 15m after N1MM Contest Logger flashed zero hour.
Lastly, thank you Hector, XE2K, Phil, KL8DX, and OK1RIG Family Club Station for your Twitter signal reports after the event. Ninety percent of RadioSport success is location.