I would really like to meet the American clown who was jamming me on 7.191 on Saturday afternoon because I was on "his" frequency....and he had a net to do on it in 2.5 hours!!!!!!! The audacity of me to use that frequency.....I could tell he was foaming at the mouth about it and I thought he was going to declare war. Who knows, maybe the FCC are now selling "personal" frequencies to help raise money........
Saturday morning saw the numbers at SFI=78, SN=16, A Index=26, and the K Index=3. The bands were very noisy, and had some deep QSB issues.
One of the big issues was that there was very little east-west propagation, it was nearly all north-south. It was relatively easy to work South America and the Caribbean, Europe was another matter all together!
Things were a little better on Sunday and I did manage to get Spain, Wales, Slovenia, Portugal, Finland, and Iceland in the log. Best catch of the day was 6W1RY in Dakar, Senegal, on 15m mid-afternoon on Sunday. I had been calling him on and off many times over the contest and finally broke the pileup. New Zealand also got in the log as well as a couple of other unusual places.
Even with the idiots causing issues, I managed to put 82 countries in the log with 234 contacts....BUT..... I can tell you that I had to work for every one of them.
Next up is the ARRL Sweepstakes on November 19/20, and I have to get a better 15m antenna up ready for that contest.