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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB   2017   Oct 28   Claimed Score

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Call: NN3W
Operator(s): N6GQ
Station: N3HBX

Class: SOSB/20 HP
Operating Time (hrs): 25
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:140037124Total Score622,426


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-10-30 09:38:21
First, big thanks to John, N3HBX, for allowing me to again use the awesome station there in Maryland! Great fun and what a killer station! I was on the east coast for work and friends Rich, NN3W, Jon, KL2A and myself had planned to do a M/S or M2 at N3HBX for CQWW SSB. Unfortunately their schedules didn't accommodate the weekend so I ended up being the lone op. I thought at first I'd do a SOAB HP but after a long week I didn't have the energy, and I had a flight out at 5PM that I needed to get to, so that means leaving the station no later than 2PM on Sunday, a full 6 hours before the end of the contest. So based on the way conditions looked at the time, SOSB20 seemed like the logical choice. The first night I went to bed with something like 75 QSOs in the log. As soon as the contest started conditions dropped and the band was essentially closed most of the night. I got up a few times in the night to listen, but the band was mostly dead. Saturday morning rolled around and about sunrise the band came alive. Same thing Saturday night - dead band most of the night short of a few Q's here and there. Sunday morning again, sunrise opened the band and it was full of big signals from Europe. Africa was very quiet this year. I missed zones 34 and 36 (how?). Never even heard zone 36. I also missed zone 26 - heard HS0ZCW numerous times but no matter what I tried, I couldn't get him to hear me. All in all great fun - always love doing CQWW, and look forward to CW - just not sure what's in store for that weekend given a very challenging life at the moment. Thanks to NN3W and KL2A for the moral support and helping me get to the station for the weekend. Wish I had more time, but it was a very relaxed and limited effort - sleeping both nights (much needed!) and just very relaxed operating the whole weekend. Setup: FTDX5000, Alpha 8410, 6/6/6 20m stack + 5/5/5 20m stack + 6/6 20m stack each on its own rotating 200' tower.