Another great weekend on the bands, even if I did have to shut down a few hours early. 10m was very active both days, but Sunday morning was just outstanding on that band, with most of Europe calling CQ there it seemed.
Friday evening was a feast of the South Pacific, on 10m I managed to work JA3BOA, JR3NZC, JA1ZGP, and JI2ZEY in about 4 minutes. After I cleared with the last Japanese station I was called by an Hawaiian station, and managed to work three of them in a row, and then I snagged ZL4PLM in Christchurch, New Zealand. I don't think I've worked a ZL in the last two years.
I didn't work steady at it on Saturday, just a few hours here and there. I'll be very honest and tell you all that I just wasn't into it for some reason. No idea why, my mind was just elsewhere.
Sunday morning I was back at it with renewed vigour, obviously a good nights sleep helps a lot. Two new countries dropped into the log before noon, UA2F in Kaliningrad, and 4V1JR in Haiti. Both stations were caught on 10m.
I managed to work stations on 80m through 10m, but I mainly stayed on 10m. I'm also going to have to rebuild my 15m vertical dipole, it's not working as well as I thought it would, and it also seems very "hit and miss" with its contacts. I think I'll switch it to a regular dipole and see how that works out.
The FT-950 was the rig in action this weekend, along with the 80m OCF dipole and the 15m vertical dipole.