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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2017   Nov 25   Claimed Score

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Operator(s): MØDXR
Station: GØDWV

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Norfolk, UK
Operating Time (hrs): 46
Location: Northern Europe
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:4535118397Total Score3,929,965


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-27 21:08:08
I had a fantastic time at the station of my good friend Chris, G0DWV. Chris has just completed a new house build and pulling the station together required a lot of effort over this last week. My deepest thanks to both him and Tina for welcoming me. Having been very busy all day on Friday with the 2 hour drive to Norfolk and then final antenna work up to the start of the contest at midnight, I knew operating the whole contest would be very tough indeed. My original plan was to sleep for a few hours on Friday evening, but the workload to get ready was just too demanding. We didn't have time to raise the 4 ele 40m yagi so the first night was spent utilising the rotary dipole up 80ft on this band. The beam was put up during the day on Saturday so I had it from that point forward. The 4 square on 80m was not functional so I used a dipole up 80ft. The 160m vertical was also not functional, so again a dipole was used up 80ft. I used 2 x C31XR yagis on 10/15/20 on separate towers, which performed great. I used a combination of power splitting and one of each antenna on each of the two radios. The radios were Kenwood TS-590SG (my favourite SO2R transceiver). They performed flawlessly - very stable and excellent noise rejection in a high power/close proximity SO2R environment. Logged with N1MM+ interfaced with a Microham Mk2R+ which worked great. Conditions were not their best. 10m opened for a very short time on Saturday and I'm glad to have worked that band when it did. 15 was open, but nothing from JA which was a big disappointment. 20 and 40 were the best bands with some very loud signals - the second day seemed better on 20 with a much later opening on the band to the USA. 80 and 160 never really got going to the USA. They were there but just no real decent runs. Total sleep time was 1 and a half hours plus a 15 minute shower break. Total op time was 46hrs 15min. Great fun - best hobby in the world! Thanks for all the QSOs and looking forward to the next one already! 73, Mark M0DXR