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Sun Oct 30 21:50:55 EST 2005

                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB

Call: ZL3TE
Operator(s): W3SE
Station: ZL3TE

Class: SOSB(A)/15 HP
QTH: Auckland
Operating Time (hrs): 32

 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
   15:  712    30       66
Total:  712    30       66  Total Score = 195,744

Club: Southern California Contest Club


I had debated quite a while about getting on this year, due to Condx, and
several other pending items to work on, one, an up coming trip which will take
me through 9M2, to the Asia Pacific DX Convention in Osaka in two weeks
http://apdxc.org  .  Decided at the last minute to participate, and as always,
glad I did!

Things started off well, but then slowed way down that's when I decided to
monitor the cluster.  Started on 15 then a few hours later went to 20 it was
slow there for an hour or so, then worked one DL on 40... I saw a bunch of EU
spots on 15 so went back there.. WOW!!! 15 wide open after my SS, sat there for
next few hours working EU and NA.  

A quick re-think, and consulting with W6ELProp, showed the best condx from here,
will be 15 and most Q's coming from NA and JA, and at 3 points a pop, why not
stay on 15.  I have already spent about 10 hours on the band already, so I
stayed and set a goal.. get as many Q's as possible!

The cluster spots did not bring me as much as I would have hoped, since
propogation is so radically different down here, but, it brought a few.  The SUB
rcvr in the 1000MP got a good work out. 

Very entertaining to watch the K1TTT Crew hard at work,   Heard some Great Sigs
on the bands, it's always interesting to hear Jim, CN2R, on 40m a solid S9 3
hours before my sunset! Worked many NA stations well after their local SS with
good signals.

Thanks for the Q's and mults.

My appologies to those that wanted a QSY to other bands for the Z32 Mult.


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