Good days - bad daysby M0TTB - Andy on 03/08/12
Some days it seems you just can't get your signal beyond the end of your road... yesterday was one of those. Fruitless calling for 3C0E on 12, 10 and a PJ7 on 20m that was so frustrating that I began to wonder if I was in his 'little black book'.
I don't even know why I decided to call the PJ7 on 20m... not my favourite band, I have PJ7 confirmed, even worked it this year on other bands. I kept telling myself, 'don't bother, spin the vfo away' but I kept coming back to try again like a moth to a lightbulb. I must have been trying for a hour on and off with absolutely no joy... even major dxpeds to rare entities I'll give up after 30-40mins. I suppose it's a subconscious case of not wanting to be beaten or having to close down the shack in a bad mood... which has happened plenty of times in the past, doors slamming and expletives aplenty. I got them in the end, but I still feel what a waste of time and effort. Oddly enough, I heard them on 17m today... I got them with one call.
3C0E also went in my log on 10 and 12m today, so I have them on 4 bands now, and that'll do me. I won't lose any sleep about not getting them on 20m.
With Annobon on 12m, I'm now 2 away from 200dxcc on that band. TK still eludes me on 12m, and JW, OJ0, 8P, OY, 9M2 are surprise omissions.