CQ WPX 2014

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.