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ARRL DX Contest, SSB   2018   Mar 3   Claimed Score

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Call: VA7BEC
Operator(s): VA7BEC
Station: VA7BEC

Class: SO Unlimited LP
Operating Time (hrs): 20
Location: Canada

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:17785Total Score45,135


Club: Orca DX and Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2018-03-06 00:09:50
Same old refrain -- propagation was terrible. Very frustrating, especially in a DX contest! It's really too bad that more VE7/VA7s don't get on the air. If they did, perhaps antennas might be pointed toward the Pacific Northwest more often. That said, since "BC" is rather rare, you'd think more operators in EU and SA would listen for the West Coast in general but VE7/VA7s in particular. Nice mult if you can get it. Running to give out the BC mult is rather futile when CONDX is rotten because the most productive band is usually incredibly crowded, and a faint VE7/VA7 is quickly engulfed in QRM, mostly splatter from other CQing stations and/or off-frequency S&P stations answering those CQs. I state the obvious, yes? Well, obvious or not, it's disappointing and definitely reduces the fun factor. But, as always, there were smile-making moments, and that's what I'll remember. Wonderful to hear familiar callsigns and to exchange a friendly hello along with "59 BC". Also great to be picked up on the first try or for the other operator to start off with "7 something Charlie" and then almost immediately continuing with "Oh, VA7BEC. Hi Rebecca". Looking forward to WPX SSB at the end of the month, when it's anyone-anywhere. 73 Rebecca VA7BEC