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North American QSO Party, CW   2017   August   Claimed Score

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Call: K3CCR
Operator(s): N3UM W3GB
Station: K3CCR

Class: M/2 LP
Operating Time (hrs): 9.25
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:416126Total Score52,416


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club


Comments:     [email]     2017-08-10 21:05:39
K3CCR is the club station at the Collington continuing-care retirement community at FM 18OW in MD, just east of DC. Both N3UM and W3GB were available for NAQP CW, and eager to try our brand-new antenna, a JK2040 Falcon just installed Thurs. 8/3 on our 85-ft. tower. The Falcon has 2 elements on 40 m. and 4 el. on 20 m, interleaved on a 27-ft. boom. The first 3 hr. 18-21Z we made 159 QSOs and 58 mults, N3UM CQing on 40 while W3GB did fast click-&-pounce on 20-m. The next few hrs. were slower as we and others took supper breaks. Rate picked up after 00Z, 53 Qs 00-01Z and 59 01-02Z. At 02Z N3UM found 40 m. rate still good, but W3GB saw few Qs and no mults on 20 so he went to 80 m. for the first time and did well, QC to FL in the east and NM to the west. After 03Z rates slowed and fatigue from our intense antenna party caught up with us. Our last Q at was at 0315Z. We worked 7 of 13 VE provinces, 4 NA countries, and 46 states. Missed DC, DE, NE, ND, and AK. We are delighted with our new antenna. It has a power gain of about 6 on 40 m., so ERP in NAQP was equivalent to running 600 Watts to our old inverted V.