CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW
Class: Single Op LP
QTH: Vista, CA
Operating Time (hrs): 21
Total: QSOs = 280 State/Prov = 48 Countries = 5 Total Score = 34,874
Club: Southern California Contest Club
Alpha Delta OCF Antenna... not really for 160 but with MFJ Versa Tuner V I got
Noisy as all get out around here in spots...the quietest were at the band edges
but the lower half was occupied by 'the Big Guns' so I search and pounced most
of the loud ones and move up to '1.880' (or just above the very last guy that I
could imagine hearing and called CQ. This was effective as it was quiet for me
and I guess for the east coast guys that found my puny signal so it worked fine
I looked at my last entry (2007) which was 36,795 and set my site goal to beat
that. Unfortunately I missed working 2 more DX mults so passing that mark was
not in the cards.
By Sunday morning the Full AGC off in the ears was enough already and I was
sure glad to be done. Someday a real antenna (or one slightly better) will
help but for a two month band here it is not too high in priority.
While calling CQ, I mananged a new band country - thanks PJ2T so in the end
life was good. Thanks for all those on the east coast for their patience and
working me into your log.
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