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CQ WW RTTY WPX Contest   2016   Feb 13   Claimed Score

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Call: AA5AU
Operator(s): AA5AU
Station: AA5AU

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

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:1646Prefixes682Total Score2,586,826


Club: Louisiana Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2016-02-14 16:11:09
Wow, that was a lot better than I anticipated. After doing single band efforts the last three times I operated this contest (I missed 2012), I was again leaning on doing single band again this year - probably 15 meters. I changed my mind right at the start of the contest and glad I did. This is my highest score ever for a single op effort in this contest. I had more QSOs and more multipliers than even my high power effort in '03. Band conditions were really good considering the low flux. Ten meter was surprisingly good after having been just so-so in the past couple of contests. 15 was really, really good and open to Europe before my sunrise and stayed open past their sunset. Lots of JAs on 15 and more than the usual South Americans on 10M or so it seemed. I normally have trouble working a lot of Europe on 20, but not this year. The SteppIR antennas were doing a great job. The big story, for me anyway, was the low bands. Having inferior 40 and 80 meter antennas that I thought were totally junk, I was able to run on both bands for long periods of time and were more contacts on 40 and 80 than I have as of late. I was able to work DX on 40 with ease and that normally does not happen, or at least hasn't happened, in a long time (when running low power). I think we just had really good low band conditions this year because nothing has changed on this end. It was the best CQ WPX RTTY Contest I have ever operated and I've operated nearly all of them. Finished up five hours early and there were still multipliers to chase! Man, it was great! Thanks for all the contacts. 73, Don AA5AU