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Subject: [3830] NAQP CW NO5W Single Op LP
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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 08:21:22 -0800
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                    North American QSO Party, CW - January

Call: NO5W
Operator(s): NO5W
Station: NO5W

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 9.5

 Band  QSOs  Mults
   80:  140      
   40:  113      
   20:  256      
   15:   70      
   10:    4      
Total:  583   157  Total Score = 91,531

Club: Central Texas DX and Contest Club

Team: CTDXCC Habaneros


K3/100, 5 inverted vees @25 ft, CQ/X logging software

The NAQP-CW is always fun and one of my favorite contests, especially the
January version since the lack of scheduling conflicts allows me to focus
entirely on the contest. Well, you can see I lost focus a bit missing a half
hour of the available time because when I took my last half hour break around
0430Z it turned into a full hour due to my taking a horizontal position on the

If it hadn't been for that little misnap I would have probably reached my goal
of 600 Qs and maybe even reached 100K points. As it turned out this is my
personal best in the NAQP-CW beating my previous best by 32% primarily due to a
28% increase in mults and only 20 additional Qs. Conditions were excellent here
and participation seemed to be really good with a lot of unfamiliar calls
appearing in the log. Prior to the contest I was concerned that the forecasted
storms on Saturday night might put a damper on my operation but fortunately
they held off until Sunday morning and only caused some light static crashes on
80m toward the end.

When I went to 40m for the first time at 0100Z my first thought was "what a
zoo" with 7040 and above occupied completely by RTTY and NAQP squeezed into the
lower portion all the way down to the band edge. However, 40m turned out to be 
a pleasant surprise as I had some of my best S&P rates on that band with
stations generally responding on my first call. A few CQs and some listening
were tried up above 7100 but there was nothing there except a few RTTY

Thanks for the Qs,


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