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by M0TTB - Andy on 05/05/12

I hope I'm not jumping the gun on this, but it looks promising with Wyoming on 20m earlier. As with South Dakota a few weeks ago, it was a case of me being ready for QSO parties from the required states.

I found WY7QP quite early but they were fairly weak and with a domestic pile-up. Then the op changed to a yl and was a touch stronger but their frequency was now surrounded by very strong Italians in a contest, even on the back of the beam they were strong.

Fortunately the qso's started drying up for the contest stations and I guess they moved to 40m or somewhere but it was tough to get through the U.S. pile-up. An S5 and a DL were calling with me, and I think the S5 put up a spot telling the dx that EU were calling...it did the trick, as the yl op called specifically for the S5, and he made a point to say a couple of other EU were calling. I got through next, and made sure WY7QP knew there was a DL calling... and she duly called him in and worked him. I supsect we we all very keen for WY on LoTW, and a little bit of team work got us all through.

7O? Had them on 10m earlier today, so the 17,12,15,12 and 10m... not sure I have the patience to slog it out on 20m.

6O dpex is imminent, another surprise...and a nasty surprise for the guys who planned a big dxped at the end of the year to 6O, seems there is a war of words going on at the moment, some of it a bit sickly and playing to emotions.

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