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Stew Perry Topband Challenge   2017   Dec 30   Claimed Score

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Call: K8BKM
Operator(s): K8BKM
Station: K8BKM

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 5.5
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs313Total Score859


Club: Mad River Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-12-31 16:48:59
My first comment is: 313 Q's and my score is only 859? Seems very anti-climactic - not much to show for hours of effort. My best TBC score in three years, undoubtedly due to running high power. In previous years almost no DX except for a Caribbean island. No Europe until things quieted down domestically and everyone spread out, then I could hear and work a handful of EU DX. Went to bed only to get up a few hours later around EU sunrise and worked some more and then turned my attention to the west coast, Hawaii (KH6LC, my only 15 point Q), and I thought I might have heard KL7SB but never worked him. I could work anything I heard in the CONUS. Noticeable lack of VE's, maybe due to being tired from the RAC contest. I started 2017 with 44 countries on Top Band. With the addition of my new (used) Alpha 78, I was able to add 38 countries on 160 this year, with the majority (27) coming from Europe and in the month of December (18). No new entities during the contest, but only because I worked PJ7/UT6UD the day before the contest. I'm sitting at 83 countries now on 160 and wonder if I can wrap up top band DXCC in 2018? Elecraft K3/S Alpha 78 204' G5RV at 15m 525' beverage Thanks everyone for the Q's. Have a safe and Happy New Year. 73, Tom K8BKM