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Sun Jul 11 16:37:35 PDT 2010

                    IARU HF World Championship

Call: N8XX
Operator(s): N8XX
Station: N8XX

Class: SO CW QRP
Operating Time (hrs): 3.5

 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Zones  HQ Mults
  160:    0     0       0       0
   80:    4     0       1       1
   40:   25     0       4       4
   20:   30     0       6       6
   15:    0     0       0       0
   10:    0     0       0       0
Total:   59     0      11      11  Total Score = 3,190

Club: Mad River Radio Club


As I told some "non contest" QRP ops with whom I associate, "Didn't get much of
a start - I piddled around the house and didn't get around to putting my
antenna back up after Field Day until late this afternoon.  Then I needed to
cool off because it was hot plus humid, and the job tired me out.  Got on about
0000Z, twelve hours after the event started, and after the peak for 20 metres -
I am sure.

But, did work a bunch of European stations on 20 and 40 metres, and snagged
W1AW/8 on 80 metres, and NU1AW on 40 metres.  Things got watery on 40, 20 was
getting too weak for a 5 watter to get through, and very few stations were on
80, so I gave up.  I set the alarm for 6 a.m. (1000Z), but turned it off after
a few attempts to awaken me.

It's amazing what some of the Europeans can drag out of the ionosphere.  
They're a solid s-7 or so by ear here, and probably running KW's or so, 
but they drag in my puny 5 watts to a dipole antenna.

In about 3 hours, 59 contacts, 22 multipliers, 3190 points so far.  I'm 
sure I won't win any prizes, but I remain amazed at what QRP can really 
do with contesting.

If you. as a QRP Op, ain't tried a contest like the IARU world championship
event, you're missing something....."

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