I setup the ICOM 7000 on a card table in George's shack on Thursday evening and we went to
great lengths to network the computers. Friday afternoon I started operations a few minutes
after 00:00z. Later when George showed up we discovered his Flex-1000 would not properly transmit, so in the end I ended up as a single op.
During the 48 hours of the A-A contest I managed to eek out 135 QSOs & 77 multipliers.
160 & 80 meter condx. were all but non-existent from Brentwood. 40 meters ended up
producing a whopping 4 QSOs thanks to the house blocking the West direction of the 6-BTV vertical and the woodpecker radar. 10-meters produced all of 5 QSOs; more than they managed at NX6T.
It was 20 & 15 meters that produced most of the QSOs (30 & 96 respectively).
When it was all over I decided to submit a single-band log (even though I sent in all 135 Q's).
I almost submitted the log as an LP 40-meter entry which would have beat the Arizona Outlaws (N7TEW) 3 QSO entry for 40. Instead, I submitted the log as an LP 20-meter entry.
Again the turnout for All Asian was for me quite a disappointment. This weekend was largely a JA fest with a few UA9's and UA0's thrown in. During greyline on Saturday I heard a 4X4 station loud and clear but unfortunately he was not working All Asian - go figure.
As in recent years past, the median age for All Asian was well over 50. I heard one station in their 20's, two in their 30's and only 2 YL's. The number of 60+, 70+ & 80+ operators was quite staggering - we need some young blood in All Asian.
Did you operate All Asian this year? If so, how did it turn out?