It was not a bad weekend on the bands and the new radio and headset worked a real treat. This was without a doubt my most successful contest to date.
SFI was 103, A Index was 10, K Index was 2, and the SN was at 65. Not great, but we've all worked a lot worse. Amongst a hell of a lot of other contacts, I managed to score three new countries:
Turkey - YM7KA on 15m
Namibia - V55V on 10m
Cyprus - P33W on 15m
Every country in Europe was worked with the exception of Switzerland, Denmark, and Sweden. Never heard any stations from those countries at all. The behaviour on the bands was great, and I heard no band police in action, what a nice change that was!
However (and there's always a "however"!!), I did hear some raised voices and frayed tempers over some peoples inability to communicate serial numbers in English. I guess some people don't realize that not everyone speaks English, and that some actually have a language of their own. Oh well, I guess some people just need to learn to slow down and chillout once in a while.