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[3830] CQ160 CW WX3B Single Op Assisted HP

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Subject: [3830] CQ160 CW WX3B Single Op Assisted HP
From: webform@b41h.net
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Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 09:30:38 -0800
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                    CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW

Call: WX3B
Operator(s): WX3B
Station: WX3B

Class: Single Op Assisted HP
Operating Time (hrs): 5.5

Total:  QSOs = 465  State/Prov = 54  Countries = 48  Total Score = 161,976

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club


Tried to cherry pick the right times to operate this contest and have maximum

Friday night was fun in an unexpected way:  the USA pileups and rates were

I could hear loud europeans as I tuned across the band, however it was
painfully obvious my signal wasn't making it across the ocean when I looked at
my skimmer reports.  On 160, even more than other bands there is a huge
disparity between an "average" station and an optimized one.  

Saturday night was better with a few europeans answering my CQs.  

Band was crowded wall to wall with signals and there was really no finding a
perfectly 'clean' run frequency unless you ran narrow filters.  

The single band/mode contest concept is such a great one, I'd like to see it
for the other HF bands!


Jim   WX3B

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