Cherry picking in CQWW CW

I jumped in saterday afternoon to chase new DXCC on 80M & 160M and it went well: 3 new ones on 80M, and also 3 new ones on 160M. On 160M I have to wait for the qsl’s but then I can endorse for DXCC also. That will be 10th-band DXCC. That will be the end I guess, no DXCC on 70 MHz (yet) and on 2M DXCC is only possible via moonbounce.
A nice cherry was Lord Howe on 15M, weak but workable for hours.

Conditions were not very good both 10M and 80-160, but strangely enough it was quite easy to work new DXCC’s on 80&160. Especially the qso’s with zone 35 (C5A and D4C) were easy, no pile-up at all. And they have good ears. I didn’t hear EL2A on both bands, which is odd because it is the same zone.

Final score (SOAB, HIGH, Assisted) 150 qso’s and 42000 points.

Yesterday a big storm (wind) passed through our region, but both verticals (12M and 18M high) are OK. I have a feeling that the wet ground is improving the performance of both verticals. Only 4-5 radials but impedance is about 30 ohm which is quite low.

2012-11-24 18:07:16 4U1ITU 160M CW
2012-11-24 19:32:59 D4C 160M CW
2012-11-24 20:56:06 Z38N 160M CW
2012-11-25 06:19:00 YN2CC 80M CW
2012-11-25 06:27:42 VP2MMM 80M CW
2012-11-25 07:01:26 HK1NA 80M CW

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