It was a pretty busy day today on 20m. Once again VE3MNE and I drove out to Hay Bay, this time to work Lighthouses and the Colorado 14er stations. The weather wasn't the greatest, overcast with rain showers. The humidity was high and almost unbearable.......but we survived.
10m was also extremely busy with the 10-10 Club International SSB Contest. I have not heard so many stations calling on 10m like this for many years. As I don't have a 10-10 number I stayed clear of them, but it was very nice to see the band so busy again.
However (there always has to be a "However"), speaking of 10m..........the "LID of the Day Award" goes to a N9 station. Who was screaming over a 10m QSO between a W4 station and my friend Tim, VA3TIC, that "there's no such call as VA3, he's a pirate". Just how do these uneducated idiots get a license??????????? Perhaps somebody rented out this guys rock for the day?
You always hear that 6m is never active, and most of the time you go there it's very quiet. Today was no different......but on eight separate occasions today I went to 6m, called CQ and got an immediate response. Stations worked where in Virginia, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Idaho...as well as Ontario. But it just shows you that people are listening, and if you call CQ they will answer.
There was no sign of WG0AT or N0B, probably the two most sort after calls in this Colorado 14er event....maybe next year.