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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2012   Nov 24   Claimed Score

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Call: K1RX
Operator(s): K1RX
Station: K1RX

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 42
Location: USA
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:4006144488Total Score7,293,912


Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2012-11-26 07:03:30
Great weekend - many thanks to all that participated! The most fun one can have without being locked up! Life is full of discoveries and contesting is no different - after 50 years of amateur radio, still learning a few more things! First, the station was really designed around a MM type operation and not well done for SO2R and this weekend proved that out. Never really thought or did much about ergonomic issues before but now thinking if I really want to continue doing single op, need to seriously re-do the station layout, complete with a real SO2R control setup. Things as simple as tilting the key board up slightly made it easier to sit in my chair - sounds dumb but that is way it seemed to play out. Also switching between stations is not optimum and it was harder to pick off mults/stations on the other bands while running on the other radio (we all struggle with that one but my setup is not comfortable doing this) and there are several other issues too that lead up to a decision about going forward (re-building the station) or just accept these limitations and just have some fun (like this weekend for example)! Operating - 40 M was a struggle Friday night and frankly it was a bit of a blurr but 80 and 160 were good with VERY low noise. Had pretty much written off 160 as my 4 SQ system is no longer working and used my old faithful inverted vee at 90 ft. The 80 M 4 SQ had some improvements made that seem to have worked out okay - still a work in progress with the general re-work program. My 40 M yagi had lost a director element tip that I think killed it somewhat, so it was an attitude of work what I can... 10 M sounded good at the start of Saturday but after 50 Q's, gave up and went to 15 to run. Was hoping 10 M would recover but just never did for me. Hoped that Sunday would be better (and it was!). Made nearly all my 10 M Q's on Sunday morning - wow! Hit 20 M seriously late Saturday morning and thought the world went nuts! Have not checked my rates yet but recall seeing the meter hit over 300 for the longest time - biggest pileup I have ever experienced! Now have to see how my local competitor did (K1ZR who is building a very competitive station) - and I am sure he did well with a SINGLE radio! Thanks all for a really fun time! 73, Mark, K1RX