Got this message several times this morning when trying to log in to LOTW:
Fatal error: initializeLOTWDB: -9807 - Too many users (task limit):
General database error [initializeLOTWDB: -9807 - Too many users (task limit)]
OK, so here’s what I ended up with for my few hours of sporadic operation during the contest this weekend:
Single op, fixed QRP
66 contacts with 61 different stations, 40 country prefixes.
40m - 7
20m - 19
15m - 26
10m - 10
Highlight contacts: 4U1ITU, DP1POL, 5C5W, PZ5RO, TO5X, VP2MMM, V25AA, PJ2T, CR2X, VP5OU, CQ3B, PJ4X, TF3W, 6V7S
This was my first time operating this contest, albeit only for short stints in the shack. While I mainly cherry-picked, I was happy with the contacts I made and adding some new countries to my QRP DXCC list. Perhaps someday I’ll have the time to operate the contest in earnest.
Spent some sporadic hours operating the ARRL CW DX Contest yesterday and today at outputs from 1 to 5W. It proved quite fruitful, with a few new countries for my QRP DXCC tally. Among the highlights was one of my last QSO’s with DP1POL. I’ve been trying to snag Antarctica for quite a while now. Thanks to Felix for his patience. It took quite a number of tries, but he finally got my call and info. Thankfully, he was quite lonely in between lots of big gun contest stations, so I had little competition calling him. Other highlight QSO’s were: Madeira, Azores, Morocco, Curacao, Suriname, Bonaire, Belize, French Guyana, Montserrat, Senegal, Antigua, Martinique and 4U1ITU The Int’l Telecommunications Union in Geneva.