Further to my bit in the newsletter, I have now reached the magic 1000 chaser points with my QSO with Andre EA/F5UKL. And as you will have seen, Andre is also celebrating as this is his 100th Activation.
All my QSOs are CW QRP, 5W, with my K2.
I must say that pileups seem to have got gradually worse, even during the past 6 weeks I have been actively chasing. Calling Andre this morning was a case in point. I gave up on 40m as it was such chaos, but got him relatively easily on 30m - even though he had to persist to get my call and at the end folks started calling before we had finished. Not sure what we can do about this behaviour, seems a sign of the times.
73 Dave G3YMC