If anyone had told me a week ago I could have this much fun running QRP from Alaska, I'd have said they were nuts. I started the ARRL 10 meter contest at 5 watts just to test the waters, thinking I would soon grow frustrated and go with a LP entry.
Encouraged by the initial results, I stuck it out at QRP. NL7YL's CW QRP AK record has stood since 1991, and I crushed it. Another KL QRP might beat me this year, but the basic score was very gratifying. I could work just about everyone I could hear. I even had some brief runs. Conditions were far from spectacular, especially lacking EU.
Laboring under some disadvantage with tri-banders no longer horizontal after a month of back-to-back ice and wind storms, it's good to know the station still has some competitive standing. The QSO count exceeds my lifetime QRP achievement by two orders of magnitude. I can't complain about that.
Class: SO CW QRP
Operating Time (hrs): 10.5
Band QSOs Mults
CW: 333 68
Total: 333 68 Total Score = 90,576