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

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Call: N2IC
Operator(s): N2IC
Station: N2IC

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: New Mexico
Operating Time (hrs): 10
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs787State/Prov59Countries38Total Score258,990


Club: Arizona Outlaws Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2018-01-28 20:29:42
Other commitments, happening this weekend every year, make this a part-time effort. Besides, with a single element transmit antenna, it's just not fun to get trounced by nearby stations with serious 160 antennas. 8 of my 10 operating hours were on Saturday night. My usual rule-of-thumb is that if it doesn't open to Europe by 0530Z, it's not going to open. Boy, was I wrong ! My first EU was SM4CAN at 0608Z. That's not to say that I didn't hear other stations earlier, but they couldn't hear me. A few more EU S&P until 0643Z, but nothing to get excited about. I started running at 0649Z, and still can't believe what happened between 0649Z and 0830Z. A real EU run - 70 EU QSO's. Many of the G's and EA's that called sounded more like 40 meters. Lots of others, much weaker, but well after their sunrise. This is a first for me on 160 - wish I recorded it. Looking at RBN data, it seems that this was a spotlight opening for me and my neighbor, N5FO (30 miles west of me), with signals dropping off quickly moving west into Arizona. Thanks for the QSO's ! 73, Steve, N2IC