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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2017   Nov 25   Claimed Score

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Call: NS3T
Operator(s): NS3T
Station: NS3T

Class: SOAB LP
Operating Time (hrs): 30
Location: USA
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:56676233Total Score469,989


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-27 13:17:51
Well, that was a bit of a struggle. The Giant One-Way RF curtain that dogs my low power signals seemed to appear over the Atlantic more than a few times during this past weekend, as there was the usual situation where a very strong station couldn't hear me - and then for about 5-10 minutes suddenly I would be able to make a flurry of easy contacts. But let's not dwell on things that disappointed me, like my 80 meter antennas, my 40 meter numbers, or the recent mysterious neck/back ailment that made it painful just to sit in the chair without an ice pack wedged under my shirt. Instead, how about a tale of contest excitement that remains a reason why I still love to contest. Highlight 1: I love 10 meters, so I'm checking it every 15 minutes during daylight in hopes of grabbing a new mult. The band is dead, but I know it's open somewhere. On Saturday, I worked some PY's, but that was it. On Sunday, I heard PJ4Y fade in, but he was gone after no more than a minute, and I never worked him or Zone 9. Suddenly, a very strong VE9AA appears, and I get VE (of all things) on 10. W0AIH was in like a beacon for Zone 4 (I hope they logged me). At one point, I hear W3LPL sign with a ZL. There is hope. A few minutes later as I'm tuning back and forth, I hear a signal start to bubble up. It is ZM4T. He rises out of the noise, we work, and he is gone in a minute. Zone 32! What fun. My other highlights would be the usual thrill of DX - hearing the 3B9 on 40 meters with a pileup that defies imagination. Working ZL on 40 meters with my 100 watts and challenged antennas. Getting my first JA's on 20 meters in a long time, and stumbling into a Zone 30 VK as well. I would also like to publicly apologize to those US stations that I worked, in order to get a domestic mult. I always try my best not to do that, but sometimes it is unavoidable. The list includes W0AIH (as noted above), NN3W, N3QE, and K0LUZ. I never did work a US station on 160 or 40. Thanks to everyone for all the QSO's. I hope you had fun. 73 Jamie NS3T