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CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB   2018   Feb 23   Claimed Score

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Call: K9ZO
Operator(s): K9ZO
Station: K9ZO

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: il
Operating Time (hrs): 1033
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs748State/Prov56Countries15Total Score122,120


Club: Society of Midwest Contesters

Comments:     [email]     2018-02-28 02:56:16
I was talking to my wife so I started quite late. Apparently there is an advantage to this - the first 45 minutes produced 174 QSOs, with the first hour netting 202 QSOs! One 10 minute period produced 49 QSOs. We don't get that rate often except as DX and during the sunspot highs. After the initial hour the rate dropped significantly. I don't know how to quantify working the band out. It got slow very quickly. When I went to bed I scanned the band and did not find a single new station. Conditions were good and the band was quiet. In the morning there was not much activity, but made few more contacts. NAQP RTTY contest during the day and evening. I checked 160 in the evening, but only found a few guys to work. CQs produced a very slow rate. I quit sometime after 1am when the rate dropped to a dozen an hour. Missed SD, and a lot of the VE1s. Not much DX except for Caribbean. I need more antennas and gain. The challenge will be the wind which howls in the winter.