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Subject: [3830] CQWW SSB KH7X(@KH6YY) M/M HP
From: webform@b41h.net
Reply-to: kh6nd@hawaii.rr.com
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 22:46:23 -0800
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                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB

Call: KH7X
Station: KH6YY

Class: M/M HP
QTH: Oceania
Operating Time (hrs): 48

 Band  QSOs   Zones  Countries
  160:   251    12       14
   80:   995    33       55
   40:  1878    35       98
   20:  2773    39      133
   15:  3454    36      137
   10:  5340    40      153
Total: 14691   195      590  Total Score = 33,543,050



What a great crew we had this year...  I saw seriously unselfish altering of
personal plans already made to see the sights on Oahu, in order to instead come
to the station for many days before the contest to lend a hand with many things
still needing to be done, from the vast majority of our visitors. This also
goes for our home boys here, as this help was sorely needed with many issues
showing up unexpectedly in the days prior. One of the adventures we had
together was to get a very large, heavy, and cumbersome new 80m Yagi up and
mounted on the tower on Thursday afternoon, when we fortunately got the calm
conditions we had been waiting for for many weeks. KH6ND, KH7U, and NH6XO spent
every weekend throughout the entire summer in order to get the tower, and
antenna, properly prepared for this day... this beast is double handful, to be

K1XX - without the many hours and days Charlie spent at the station starting on
Sunday prior, our aging computers would never have been up to the task. You must
have a VERY understanding wife, please give her my heartiest thanks.

K9NW - thanks for the conversation we had on the phone during the Dayton
convention this year, and agreeing to join us. You did a superb job on 80m, and
without your early commitment, the other cheeseheads might not have tagged
along. I know you are not all from Wisconsin, but every USA guy with a 9 in
their call looks cheesy to us out here.

To "the G-boys" - You are all the epitome of the word "gentleman". Thank you
all for your patience, and your 100% unselfish willingness to do so many
things, before, and during the contest. You are ALWAYS welcome here. GM4AFF, if
you ever decide to come back, wear the kilt that you sported at WRTC-2006, as I
need my memory refreshed... 

The low bands were somewhat disappointing, opening much later than expected,
and never really rockin' like the A and K values indicated that they could.
Nevertheless, I saw this entire crew continue to pound away all weekend at
their assignments with dogged determination. Perhaps part of the reason the
other bands were not stellar, was that 10 meters was phenomenal, and a lot more
activity overall was there for the weekend. I have never before seen 10m provide
us with full blown long duration long path openings over the south pole to
Europe on both nights of a major contest, until this weekend. On both nights,
these openings started at 0500Z (7pm local) and lasted until 1200Z (2am
local). As a result, we have by far the largest 10m QSO total ever seen from
this station, and the largest EU percentage we have ever seen with a full 25%
of 10m QSO's coming from EU... astonishing from this part of the globe. It was
entertaining for all of us to watch K9PG and WE9V combine their talents with 2
headphones and one radio to do the lions share of the operating on this band.
They have obviously done this before....

We all had a great time, and a great late lunch on Sunday at the best Mexican
restaurant on the North shore. Having said that, this was a distant second
choice to the incredible barbecue on the most beautiful, tropical rear deck of
a house you have ever seen, customarily given to the crew by our gracious
hosts, Alex and Michelle. They could not be in Hawaii for this weekend, and
their company was sorely missed. Thank you, Alex, and Michelle, for allowing us
to invade your home for so many days, even in your absence... we thoroughly
enjoyed each others company, and the experience.

And thanks to all of you out there reading this, for populating our log.



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