This past weekend I decided I wanted to enter the IOTA contest. Over the years I have entered with the Swindon Radio Club but more recently we have entered as individual entries.
I decided I wanted to try something different, something hard. What could be harder than being at the bottom of the solar cycle? How about QRP? Yes.
In the UK we’ve had tremendous weather for weeks which meant it was going to be great being outside in the sun, playing radio. What could be better? Then the weather changed just before the contest started. Rain, wind and some occasional lightning.
I set myself the target of 100 QSOs but didn’t quite achieve it. Roll on next year.