IARU N2WN SO CW QRP
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Sun Jul 12 08:22:50 PDT 2009
IARU HF World Championship
Class: SO CW QRP
QTH: grainger county
Operating Time (hrs): ~20
Band CW Qs Ph Qs Zones HQ Mults
160: 11 4
80: 34 17
40: 121 43
20: 203 62
15: 69 20
10: 23 4
Total: 461 0 150 0 Total Score = 191,850
Club: Tennessee Contest Group
Thought I had made a major mistake going QRP a couple hours into the contest.
Very rough time making anything happen, but things improved as the time
Had fun on 10M and very happy to add an all time new DXCC and State with
W1AW/KL7. They were BOOMING in and the only station heard at the time. Had a
feeling this might happen with some of the recent 6M posts and the way the band
was behaving. No EU opening as best I could tell...
15 was decent and was amazed at the wall to wall JAs... didn't hear my QRP
signal and it sorely tempted me to change to LP. Good signs of things to come!
20 was much better later in the day, was working 5 continents. Only Africa
seemed abnormally quiet with one DXCC worked and one other heard doing S&P.
40 was good, with several EU stations still quite loud at the end of the
contest. Missed a few zones here that would have been "easy" with 100W ;o) Nice
to hear many more VK stations than I have in a while.
80 was the big surprise. Worked many EU & SA HQ stations with few repeats with
a dipole who's apex is at about 45'. My compliments to the "ears" at those
stations. 160 and 80 were both a little noisy, no DX was heard on 160.
My compliments to The folks in Alaska and Hawaii on hosting ARRL and IARU. Job
well done! Wish I could have worked NU1AW/KH6 on more bands, but didn't seem
like conditions favored that direction, only one other KH6 heard...
Put in a lot more time to try and get the score up, much easier to do when you
don't feel like banging your head against the desk ;o)
Elecraft K3 did a fine job....
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