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Subject: [3830] CQWW CW W6PH SO(A)AB HP
From: webform@b4h.net
Reply-to: w6ph@aol.com
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:32:02 +0000
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                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW

Call: W6PH
Operator(s): W6PH
Station: W6PH

Class: SO(A)AB HP
QTH: Lone Pine CA
Operating Time (hrs): 33.7

 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
  160:   39    12       25
   80:  132    24       64
   40:  351    34      108
   20:  594    32      116
   15:  114    19       49
   10:    4     4        3
Total: 1234   125      365  Total Score = 1,678,740

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club


SO1R K3 1.3k Expert  WinTest KM3T Cluster (Filter by WA1Z)

160-80 Slopers
40 40-2CD at 60 feet
20 3L yagi at 60 feet
15-10 5L yagis at 60 and 50 feet
Temporary antennas on four AB-577 masts

This should have been a great contest.  When I turned on my radio, there was 40
db of noise above my normally quiet noise floor.  I could not copy any complete
call signs and relied on the cluster for almost every contact.  The noise source
was toward Europe.  I was able to turn my antennas 90 degrees to the noise to
bring it down to 10 db. But the direction was Asia or South America.  I am also
challenged to the west with 14,000 ft mountains five miles away and cannot work
the Pacific on 15 or 10 meters.  I only called CQ the last two hours when I
could hear Asians answering my CQ's.  Otherwise I would have been an alligator.

The conditions on the low bands were spectacular.  I worked into Europe on 40m
as if it was 20 meters.  On 80 I put 19 European countries in the log.  Twenty
meters was just great for the couple hours it was open to Europe.  But 15 meters
just never opened above Zone 33.  I had no Zone 14 or 15 contacts.  I checked 10
meters often to see if there were any blips on my P3.  On Sunday around noon
time I saw two blips and worked CE and LU.  I hung around a few minutes to see
if there was any activity and was rewarded with Zone 3 and 4 via backscatter.

I will disassemble all the antennas until next year as they are Field Day style
antennas.  Heading back home to NH for Christmas.

73, Kurt W6PH

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