ARRL DX Contest, CW
Class: SOAB(A) HP
Operating Time (hrs): 30
Band QSOs Mults
160: 52 43
80: 103 48
40: 352 77
20: 920 101
15: 672 102
10: 38 27
Total: 2137 398 Total Score = 2,536,058
Club: Society of Midwest Contesters
My usual SOAB+P effort for this one, except this time I
decided to CQ a lot more. Usually, I just chase packet
spots 90+% of the time.
And what a difference that made. I more than doubled
my previous best score, nearly doubled my best QSO total,
and was the most QSOs I've ever made in a DX only contest
from Wisconsin. It's also the most CQ QSOs I've ever had
in a contest. Some neat new milestones! All that and I
still got nearly full nights of sleep both nights.
(Although I'm still exhausted!!)
Had a bonehead mistake of hot switching my homebrew
ten-pack/SO2R box Saturday night. I was going to leave
it until spring to fix, but decided to take a look at
it during the slow low-band time. Turns out that I
fried the Polyphaser lightning protector bulkhead. I
guess it didn't like the QRO power and the brief no-load
condition. I assume the voltage spiked and it fired
and stayed broken.
Friday night was tough, had a new S9+10dB noise on 80M,
so my line score the first night was 0 x 0. Did manage
a few 160M Qs though. Saturday night, 160 was in great
shape, plus my 160M noise was lower than normal. I did
what catching up I could do on 80M all on the second night.
My 40M line is a little anemic as well. Don't know why.
I'm sure we'll read it a hundred times, but it sure was
nice to see 15 (and 10) open. Was great to run a bunch
of JA's on 15M again. It's been too long.
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