The exchange in the RD contest is a signal report in standard RS(T) format, followed by a 3 digit number indicating the number of years the operator has been licenced. This year it was 50 for me so I thought that was a good excuse to operate in the RD.
I decided to use CW only and use the IC703 at 5 watts output. This put me into the QRP/CW category.
The bands were ok for east coast contacts on 40m and 80m. I didn’t hear any VK6 on CW which was unusual. I did hear one on 20m but conditions were poor there and I was unable to make any contacts.
Total contact count was 100 on the RD logger screen but 99 in the summary – perhaps I confused it at some point when I backed out a contact that didn’t get completed.