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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2013   Nov 23   Claimed Score

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Call: GD6IA
Operator(s): GM3WOJ
Station: GD6IA

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Isle of Man
Operating Time (hrs): 33
Location: Northern Europe

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:5018128411Total Score5,550,622


Club: Three As CG

Comments:     [email]     2013-11-29 08:42:39
Hello contesters This visit to the Isle of Man had two aims (1) visit my old friend Alex GD6IA who I've known since 1970 and (2) make the GD mult available as much as possible. The GD6IA station is well equipped, but this year we did not have the use of the adjacent field where we had installed 160, 80 and 40m antennas in the past. The station does not have permanent antennas for LF, so we set about installing an antenna for 160m and 80m on Friday. Unfortunately despite several hours of work, we could not get it to work on 160m and with darkness falling had to very reluctantly concede that we would be on only 5 bands during the contest - not ideal but we did our best considering the limited time and space available. We were not expecting to set any records anyway, just have fun working pile-ups. Conditions were very good on both days and the GD prefix created instant pile-ups. However it was very noticeable that if I went higher up any band than the 'normal' Skimmer/SDR/RBN frequency ranges, then it often took a few minutes before I was spotted and the hordes arrived. In contrast to the SSB leg (GM2V), I spent most of WW CW working pile-ups, with only a few short S&P sessions to work mults. I knew that although loads of mults did call me, I could not assume that this would happen and had to go and find them when I got a chance. Visitors and other constraints (e.g. a sore tooth - now removed!) meant I operated for 32 hours 54 minutes - average 154 Qs/hr = 5069 QSOs = 5.5M pts approx. Great fun - thanks to everyone who worked GD6IA and to Alex for his great hospitality and to my XYL Pippa who kept bringing me food and cups of tea every 10 minutes. 73 Chris GM3WOJ / GM2V