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IOTA Contest   2017   Jul 29   Claimed Score

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Call: KM4SII
Operator(s): KM4SII
Station: KM4SII

Class: SO(A)12SSB LP
QTH: North Carolina
Operating Time (hrs): 3
Location: World

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsCW MultsPh QsPh Mults
Total:00132Total Score104


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-07-29 20:19:32
Well... portable operating with a small, low antenna, SSB only and poor propagation does not make for an impressive score! I operated off-and-on throughout the day using a Yaesu FT-450d and a Buddistick vertical in the backyard. I worked a couple of stations in North America at the start of the in quick succession and then conditions started to deteriorate. At some points, there were barely any signals audible on the 20m band. I could work what I could hear, but I was not hearing much :) By sunset, although I had worked a number of stations, none were Island stations so I had ZERO points... All QSOs were into the USA and Canada. On 40m although I was hearing a lot of stations, only the signals that were S-9 or louder could copy me. A few Europeans could hear me on 40m but couldn't quite pull me out. On 40m, I was finally able to work two Island stations to put a score on the board. Overall, conditions were quite poor and strange on 20m as the Carribian stations who are usually S-9+ on 20m were barley even audible here. I could not hear P40X at all and KP2XX was very weak. It seemed that they were much louder a bit further north. I almost made a QSO with KP2XX but when he came back to part of my call, someone else kept calling and he came back to him instead. So I missed that QSO.... Despite a tough time and a low score, it was fun to enjoy a day outside with a little contesting thrown in! Thanks for the QSOs! 73 de KM4SII - Mason (14 years old)