AA5PR/R in CQWW VHF
I stayed pretty close to home for this one: DM75 and DM74 Saturday, and DM55 Sunday.
Saturday was not great, although it picked up somewhat later in the day when I was in DM74. I was happy to work a few east coast stations, but I suspect that many stations in EM were pointing east or toward Asia instead of toward us.
I didn't spend much time planning the trip to DM55, so it was great to find a nice forested spot right on the continental divide, with a good radio horizon in most directions.
About 20% of my QSOs were SSB, and the remainder FT8. I would have enjoyed making more SSB contacts, but that well ran dry pretty quickly. FT4 will wait until I implement fully automated logging, which didn't seem necessary until now.
The lack of 2 m activity was pretty disappointing, but it took some of the sting out of the realization that my brand new 2 m amplifier wouldn't key on SSB.
Total contacts: 133
Total multipliers: 80
6 m: 100 W + Moxon
2 m: 4 W SSB, 80 W FT8 + 7 elements