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ARRL 160-Meter Contest   2017   Dec 1   Claimed Score

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Call: K8CC
Operator(s): K8CC
Station: K8CC

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: MI
Operating Time (hrs): 2
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs162Sections50Countries4Total Score18,144

 

Club: Mad River Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-12-06 22:18:17
Only a part time effort this year. The K8CC QTH received house damage back in the spring from a big wind storm, and I had a work crew here fixing things all day Friday and Saturday. The contest completely slipped my mind until I saw notes about it Saturday on the MRRC reflector, So after dinner Saturday evening I got on the air. In situations like this, my goal is to get on to give points to MRRC members while working everyone possible. At 0220Z, I started at 1800 and did S&P up the band, which was crowded and full of loud signals. I did this for an hour and 60 QSOs with my 100W, 140' shunt-fed tower and no rx antennas. but the only MRRC member I came across was W8MJ banging away. At 0320Z I took a break to do some other stuff. At 0500z, I came back to 1838 and resumed my S&P trip up the band. I stumbled across MRRCer K9NW by inadvertently CQing on his frequency :-). I encountered my first clear hole at 1855.6 so I let fly with a CQ. Being (relatively) fresh meat, a huge pileup formed immediately so I ran until 0600 for an additional 102 QSOs. I thought condx were pretty good. With only 100W and no rx antennas, I made no effort to chase DX. I worked C6AGU during my first operating stint when he was louder than the FL stations! During my second stint, I came across NP2J and PJ2T, both of whom were worked easily. While CQing, and IK2 and 8P6DX called in. Condx out west seemed poor, although I worked a number of 7-landers but didn't even hear any 6-landers. It's hard to get excited about doing this contest full time with 100W and no rc antennas when you're used to running it with a KW and rx antennas, but it was still fun to get on and work everyone. 73, Dave/K8CC