Dick Stepanian dickw6tk at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 13:05:58 PDT 2012

                    IARU HF World Championship

Call: W6TK
Operator(s): W6TK
Station: W6TK

Class: SO Mixed HP
Operating Time (hrs): 18

 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Zones  HQ Mults
  160:    0      0      0       0
   80:   25      0      5       2
   40:  150     78     20       9
   20:  280    401     32      26
   15:  234    288     32      27
   10:   32     21     12       5
Total:  721    788    101      69  Total Score = 841,670

Club: Southern California Contest Club

Comments: With the anticipated solar flares I woke up early Sat morning
expecting the worse and was surprised it wasn't any worse than it was -
bad enough - but there were real signals to copy and work!!!  It was "work"

but had some great runs on 15 and 20.  My impression was there are a lot
more unique calls on SSB than CW.  But thanks to the SSB guys - it did
help the Q count go up significantly.  This was my best IARU score but

less than my highest number of combined mult's.  EU was "relatively" sparse -
in-fact I don't think I worked any EU on 40.  East Coasters didn't seem
to have trouble hearing/working EU.  Took off about a total of 1 hr during

the day - until I had to leave to pick up xyl from airport at 11:00PM -
got back on about 12:30AM for about 45 min and called it quits - too
pooped to continue.  But 20 was still going pretty strong - except I didn't

hear any of the Russians and EU over the pole like in the past.  80 was
just plane "noisy" - so didn't spend much time there.  Fun way to spend
a Sat - too bad sun didn't cooperate better!!  73 till next time. Dick

Rig: FT-1000MP MkV --> Alpha 87A
     10-40 Mtrs: 4 Ele SteppIR - w/40 mtr dipole
          80 Mtrs: 1/4 wave sloper
Software: N1MM
Interface: microKeyer

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