This years NA QSO Parties, both CW and SSB are now over. Lots of fun, but the propagation just wasn't there. The SFI was down to 80 with the A and K indexes not very good either for the SSB party.
There did not seem to be the participation we have seen in the past for the SSB weekend. It seemed to start slow and never really picked up. I did manage to work stations on 80m, 40m, 20m, and 15m, but I never heard a soul on 10m everytime I had a look around there.
One item that did work out well for me was using my second call sign - VE3FCT. Unlike when I use VE3CLQ, VE3FCT seems to punch through phonetically. Normally I'm asked to repeat "Charlie Lima Quebec" several times before the other operator gets it, but this did not happen using "Fox Charlie Tango". Not once was I asked to repeat my call this time.......I may have a winner!
Time(Z) Band Call RST Name QTH
1812 40m KJ4ADN 56/56 Bill Axton, VA
1832 40m K4HTA 59/59 Pat Vienna, VA
1834 40m W4PV 57/56 Pat Knoxville, TN
1837 40m NA2M 59/59 Bill Mohegan Lake, NY
1840 40m WA2TPU 59/59 Don Afton, NY
1845 40m KW3A 59/59 Steve Springfield, PA
1913 40m K4VV 58/58 Jack Paeonian Springs, VA
1916 40m KB2AMY 59/59 Evan Westbury, NY
1919 40m KC2SNV 58/58 Ken Black Wood, NJ
1922 40m KG2GL 59/59 Tony Nutley, NJ
1925 40m KC9CDW 59/59 Gary Kiel, WI
1931 20m K4AB 59/59 Tom Hazel Green, AL
1933 20m VE3CX 59/59 Matti Kaministiquia, ON
1942 20m KT4ZB 55/56 Mark Savannah, GA
1947 20m AG5Z 59/58 Larry Purvis, MS
1955 15m WA7NB 56/55 Art Tuscon, AZ
2002 15m WR7Q 55/55 Bob Murray, UT
0108 40m K9JF 59/59 Jim Vancouver, WA
0120 40m N1SNB 59/59 Jeff Haverhill, MA
0135 40m W5WMU 59/59 Pat Lafayette, LA
0145 80m W4YCC 59/59 Bob Rock Hill, SC
0146 80m VA2OP 59/59 Jay St. Colomban, QC
0150 80m K9CT 59/59 Al Trivoli, IL
0152 80m W1SJ 59/59 Mitch Essex, VT
0155 80m WA7NB 58/57 Art Tucson, AZ
0201 80m KW8N 58/59 Bob N. Ridgeville, OH
0209 80m K0RH 56/57 Jim Valley Center, KS
All in all an enjoyable day. Lets hope that the SFI starts to improve in a hurry!