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ARRL 10-Meter Contest   2011   Dec 10   Claimed Score

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Call: V25R
Operator(s): K6IF
Station: V26B

Class: SO SSB HP
QTH: Antigua
Operating Time (hrs): 28
Location: Other North America

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:3762155Total Score1,166,220


Club: Northern California Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2011-12-13 12:04:05
What a difference a year makes! Last year was my first trip to Antigua for the 10 meter contest, and I came in 8th DX SSB HP with a measly 58,000 points. Conditions were terrible - no EU opening, just a few hours of openings to parts of the US. This year was completely different. Conditions from the Caribbean were outstanding - the band was open from before sunrise until well after dark. I worked PA, W2 and W6 in the same minute, LU and W5 in the next. Huge props to KW8N (@KP2A) for demonstrating conclusively that skill and operating experience matter - he cleaned my clock, despite having a number of equipment issues that I didn't face. The contrast between the US pileup and the EU pileup was quite amazing. This was my first real experience as DX in a major contest, and the unruly EU callers were very frustrating. I had plenty of guys in the pile most of the day, but my rate was about 50 Q's / hr. higher when working primarily US stations - just because they are so much better behaved. In any event, thanks to all for a great contest - the 10 meter is still my favorite and always will be. V25R was 4 element yagi's at 75',50' (EU) and 25' (US), K3 + ALS-1300, operating from the V26B station on Antigua.