Spent a few hours (3) in the Michigan QSO Party yesterday afternoon. I intended to make a 40M only run using Phone as my log hasn’t seen much SSB activity in 2022. But I quickly ran into the “wall” that exists between bordering states on 40 meters on a sunny afternoon. It was just “too close” for good props to help out and after only one Phone contact in 30 minutes I gave up and moved to CW where I didn’t do much better managing only 26 CW contacts for a total of 27 Qs and a measly 1060 points.
It’s been said that even a bad day of fishing is better than a good day of working - I still had fun! The paperwork is finished, the log submitted, and I look forward to a shot at redemption in the next Michigan QSO Party.