Well — I did try out the NAQP SSB this weekend — the bands were terrible … looking at the solarham site, it did show RED … solar winds were well over 400 and the conditions did show that … the only band that was partly open was 20m .. 15 and above really didn’t exist .. 40 was ok later in the evening .. i put in about 5 hours .. and i only made about 50+ contacts .. I will submit my logs to assist those that need them.
I even had a couple of thanks for the “rare ve4” section being in the contest!
Funny though — the only ve4 I heard was Ed VE4YU – he was S&P so I couldn’t work him. I made a ve7 and a ve3 contact and that’s about it for the CDN side of things – the rest were US based contacts.
But — my antenna may be better now that it has a better looking capacitance hat on it ! 🙂 My XYL calls them lemon-drops!
73, Dan ve4drk