My rx got really hammered by two stations in particular this year:
HA1A and UA5A.
Both stations were super strong which isn't a problem with a good rx like the K3, but when they appear in my passband when I'm over 5KHz away, there is no contest.
With the contest element removed for my entry, I started to wonder what the point was and the fun just evaporated.
Who knows were the problem lies, but hopefully it will be sorted for next year.