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

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Call: N7IR
Operator(s): N7IR
Station: N7IR

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: AZ
Operating Time (hrs): 30
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs733State/Prov60Countries14Total Score133,200

 

Club: Arizona Outlaws Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2018-01-29 00:54:08
I ran N2IC's excellent software Waterfall Bandmap in this contest for the first time. To be able to see in near real time the EMI fog that's the local 160 meter environment was quite an eye-opener for me. However, this tool is very useful to the LP search and pounce operator. My percentage of run QSOs was the lowest it's been since I started doing 30 hours of BIC time in 2010. The following stat summary from the N1MM+ logger pretty much tells the whole story. Run QSO Country False True Tot C6 1 1 2 CT3 1 0 1 EA8 0 1 1 F 1 0 1 JA 5 6 11 K 189 466 655 KH6 1 0 1 KP2 1 0 1 P4 1 0 1 PJ2 1 0 1 UA9 2 0 2 V3 0 1 1 VE 22 26 48 XE 2 2 4 YV 1 0 1 ZF 1 1 2 Total 229 504 733 If there was a European opening in the burbs of Phoenix I missed it. The lone representative of that continent was a loud Brittany station who was worked around his sun rise on Sunday morning. Both morning JA openings were about average for this location. Sunday morning a few other Asian mults were heard but most CQed in my face. I wasn't alone. The big surprise was the near sweep of Canadian provinces. Only the elusive high latitude three NT, NU and LB were missing at the end. Nova Scotia was the last province worked; on Sunday morning when one called during my final long, slow run. Thanks to our northern top band friends for all of the 5 point QSOs. Thanks for the contacts and your extreme patience. 73 Gary, N7IR