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CQ Worldwide VHF Contest   2017   Jul 15   Claimed Score

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Call: K1TEO
Operator(s): K1TEO
Station: K1TEO

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 17
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:527150Total Score104,100


Club: North East Weak Signal Group

Comments:     [email]     2017-07-17 08:03:03
Operated roughly 8.5 hours both days. Like others experienced, had most of my QSO's Saturday (375 vs 152). Sunday was hard work and not much fun. One of the locals worked me on 2M Sunday morning and said "it's such a nice day, how can you stay indoors"? If only I'd known the band wouldn't open the entire day....hi! But of course that is the gist of this contest - great when 6 opens and not so great if it doesn't. 6M was open weakly at the start to FL and GA but my noise source was off on 2M so I tried to take advantage of that and started there. I only worked a few on 6 during the first hour. Wrong decision as it turned out this was the only opening all weekend to that area and missed several grids. I also missed a lot of grids Saturday night toward the end of the opening while trying on FT8. I was decoding multiple 6's and 7's each sequence but wasn't able to raise many. Missed a lot of grids I could see on the screen. I kept checking ssb and cw at that point but was not hearing the west coast on those modes at that time. I wasn't very successful on FT8 with only about 20 QSO's though I could copy many stations that I didn't work. As with the June contest, 2M was open to the west for stations close by (PA and WNY) but not for me. Maybe in the UHF or Sept tests the condx will get to CT? Tnx for the QSO's, to CQ for sponsoring and for K1JT and the rest of the developers for their work on FT8. I am amazed that in a week or so that the activity on that mode was so large in the contest. Jeff K1TEO