Another great week with excellent propagation and some very cold temperatures. -2 was the lowest one swapped. Interestingly it seemed CW ops outnumbered the SSB ones this week.

It also turns out that Contest Sprints are the perfect cure for constipation (who knew?) as one hardy op just made it to the loo after finishing and yes that was way too much information to share. Sadly there were no reports of anyone operating outside.

Welcome to John Van Dijk ZL3MR a new licensee who is using the contest to help him get his 50 QSOs before he can get on the other HF bands. Please look out for him again next week.

Speaking of which next Tuesday marks the last round of the sprint and therefore it is your last opportunity to see what all the fuss is about. Its guaranteed to be more exciting than a party political broadcast.

Mark ZL3AB

ZL Winter Sprint 2017 rnd5 (PDF)

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