Spent a few hours playing in the CQ WPX 2014 contest. Had a few other things going on this weekend so I didn’t spend a whole lot of time playing radio. Most of my radio playing was on the last day of the contest. I think I put in a total of about 4 or 5 hours in the chair and got 77 contacts, pretty much all on 10m. Went down to some of the lower bands just to see what I could hear. Found a few other contesters, but it wasn’t quite as busy as I expected. Compared to last year, my QSO rate was higher, but fewer contacts.
One big highlight was working a VK4 station (VK4KW) on 10m SSB which I was kind of surprised to hear, and even more surprised when I actually got him.
This is how I finished up the contest.
Band QSOs Pts WPX 7 4 4 4 14 2 6 1 21 5 11 4 28 66 181 64 Total 77 202 73 Score: 14,746
Nothing spectacular, but I think it’s decent enough.