[SCCC] ARRL DX CW K6GEP SOAB HP
timgep at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 22 08:34:43 PST 2012
ARRL DX Contest, CW
Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 25
Band QSOs Mults
80: 26 20
40: 64 36
20: 105 46
15: 171 60
10: 147 45
Total: 513 207 Total Score = 318,373
Club: Southern California Contest Club
Did not start the contest until 0600z because of other commitments. I missed out
on much of the nice opening to EU on 40 the first night. Nice quiet condix on
low bands the first night.
Over the past year, I have added an amp, and a rotor to my yagi. Huge
Had my first ever run of DX stations in a contest - worked JA's for over an
hour on 15 Saturday night. Really had fun with the auroral propagation on 10m
to Scandinavia around 0100z. I need to learn more about that phenomenon.
Following that I had a run of Russians over the pole on 20m.
Low band propagation suffered with the K index at 5 the second night, and my
40m score shows it.
My N3FJP has the Windows stutter if I am connected to the internet, so I used
my netbook for spots. I had 3 websites open in my browser - NC7J for an
all-band view, DX Summit band spots for the band I was working, and the local
N6NC skimmer in DX Watch.
I picked up a lot of mults on 20 in the last 2 hours.
For next year, I need to shut down earlier at night, and wake up earlier in the
morning. I missed out on a lot of the EU mults on 20 and 15.
Ants: 80 meter sloped dipole from 40 feet
40 meter inverted vee with apex at 40 feet
Wilson Triband Yagi up 25 feet
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