CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB
Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 47
Band QSOs Zones Countries
160: 19 9 15
80: 141 19 53
40: 363 28 79
20: 498 26 90
15: 1317 32 111
10: 125 14 42
Total: 2463 128 390 Total Score = 3,014,760
Thanks to K5TR for the use of his station. He has a fantastic location and a
great setup. We had a few visits from murphy during the contest, but in the
end everything worked out well.
This was my first time operating any CQWW as a single op, so it was a learning
experience. I think I did ok, but need to work on doing a better job on
multipliers. I felt like I spent a lot of time doing S&P on 20, but still only
came up with 26 zones and 90 countries. Thats not nearly enough. 15M was
always the better run band, but in retrospect I should have spent some more
time CQing on 20 to pick up a few more mults.
I decided to try doing 48 hours if I could, but it didnt happen. I had to get
up at 4am friday morning to catch a flight to Austin TX, so I only had about 5
hours sleep. I wasnt able to take a nap before the contest started, so I was
tired from the beginning. The first night was easy because of all the
adrenaline I had going. The 2nd night I started to crash hard. I kept
slugging it out on the low bands because I was picking up some good mults.
Finally around 09z I had to lay down for an hour. An hour wasnt nearly enough.
The hallucinations really set in sunday morning. I couldnt concentrate
anymore. I was so tired that I wasnt able to do SO2R anymore. I kept falling
asleep at the radio. Towards the end of the contest I couldnt even remember
what my call was. If I were to do it again I will probably sleep atleast 3
hours sunday night.
George was a great host and I am glad I made the trip.
73, Dan N6MJ
Posted using 3830 Score Submittal Forms at: http://www.hornucopia.com/3830score/
3830 mailing list