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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB   2017   Oct 28   Claimed Score

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Call: ZM4T
Station: ZL3IO

Class: M/2 HP
QTH: Kiwi-DX-Lodge
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Location: VK/ZL

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:2940101247Total Score2,937,120


Club: Bavarian Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-02 15:20:26
This was our first effort as M/2 with a fully automated station. The set-up was new to everybody. As always there is some learning and we will apply a few changes before the CW part. Important: the equipment worked fine without any failure or damage. All operators but me were only part time available. The contest goes here until Monday 1 pm and as working class hero's we'd have to take a day off to fully participate. Wes - ZL3TE/W3SE flew down from Auckland but had to leave on our Sunday afternoon due to QRL on Monday. The girls (ZL2EM - 15 & ZL4YL - 16) had to be back to school on Monday morning and also Wayne - ZL2WG who came Saturday evening had to leave Sunday evening because of QRL. The conditions seemed to be very good on the Northern lines. They were not good enough to let us join the party. We would have needed 3-5 more hops. For us the last hours had the most productive rates when conditions between EU-AS-NA were less good and we finally got some attention from NA plus a very selective 10m opening. On 80m SSB we had a radar like noise starting at 3.7 and getting to S9+ around 3.8 MHz. The CW end was nice and quiet but at the SSB end here we couldn't hear much. The receiving situation in EU must be getting worse. Sometimes I thought that even Chinese stations hear better. It is very frustrating when stations are S9+20 in ZL and continue their CQing while we try to answer them. It is obvious to us that long path openings (in the EU mornings) are more productive than short path (EU evening/night). On the other side the award for the best ears goes to ZF9CW. The only Caribbean station that made it into the log on 10m! He was whisper level on 10 & difficult on 80 but he did hear us. Getting the attention of the Caribbean's and SA stations was almost impossible. We could hear them running NA and missed out on many otherwise "easy' multipliers. Guys, there is life to the West of you as well! The activity from Oceania felt much higher which was a nice surprise. We had 181 QSO's within OC, 79 x VK, 49 x KH6, 18 Q's with ZL. That is a record! Thank you for the QSO's and hope to see you all in the CW part! We promise to have the 160m antenna back up again. 73 Holger, ZL3IO/ZM4T Station: 2 x K3 + KPA500 N1MM+ 80: 4 square 40: 2 x 2L 20: 2 x 3L 15: 5L, 3L, 3L 10: 3 x 4L