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CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW   2018   Jan 26   Claimed Score

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Call: W7RH
Operator(s): W7RH
Station: W7RH

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 21
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs596State/Prov57Countries24Total Score150,255


Club: Arizona Outlaws Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2018-01-28 18:40:37
Greetings, thank everyone for patience and contacts as I had intermittent transfer relay on receive. This was my best ever effort SOLP in CQ160CW but still not quite enough to get the W7 record. Friday evening I had my best ever EU run. It paid off very well to spend 4-5 hours S&P to get those needed multipliers. EU sunrise brought 8 qso's in a row with 3 new multipliers in zones 14 and 15 in about 15 minutes when signals peaked answering my CQ! Band conditions remained good through sunrise with a good Asia opening. I had about 40 JA contacts but missed several great multipliers due to increased activity and operating strategies which are forever changing... More players and small windows makes things tougher. Saturday conditions changed for the worse rapidly and opening to Europe never occurred. Only Eastern US sea board and deep south had small openings from what I could tell. Only a few South American stations were active. None calling CQ. It would appear the same to VK and ZL. Those that were on appeared to only be search and pounce. JA activity significantly less to US. They are getting more competitive and looking for outside US QSO's just like us. I heard many working east Asia and EU not listening to US. Western US sunrise brought a host of badly needed multipliers heard but not worked. It was a great contest full of surprises and I am looking forward for a few years of solar minimum. Records to be broken!!! Bob, W7RH Rig TS-590SG RX and TX on 5el short (43ft)vertical array configured as 3el End fire NE,SE,SW and NW. 4el Broadside end fire array configuration East/West.