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ARRL DX Contest, SSB   2017   Mar 4   Claimed Score

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Call: K3WJV
Operator(s): K3WJV
Station: K3WJV

Class: SO Unlimited HP
Operating Time (hrs): 34
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:728275Total Score600,600


Club: Frankford Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-03-05 22:40:46
Time to think about stn improvements and boy do I have ideas on that, hi. Since I couldn't use the ft1K on phone (no mic) I setup n1mm for so1v and used my stn #1. I have problems with running on phone in major dx contests as there is no such thing as a "good" freq to me and no such thing as a "good" phone filter. Even though I have narrower filters for ssb (I tried) I just have difficulty with getting rid of what I don't want to hear. But I do have fun in phone contests. I didn't have an actual goal and always have a 1 meg minimum but I knew deep down that was going to be hard to achieve. Last yr I did 1.1 meg but 15 was more like 15 instead of being too much like 10 the way it is now (esp Sunday). So I played it by ear and used live scoring to pick a goal as things progressed. And when things really sucked, live scoring and our club chat kept things lively when faced with the drudgery of operating a major dx contest at this time of the solar schedule. I setup some K3 CAT cmds to embed in n1mm but now I know I need more work with that. Thank the ham gods for dvk. I talk loud anyway and with headphones on I put too much effort in talking on the radio. Sunday it was like driving with a low tire at @ 75 mph on the highway. I bought a footswitch last month and still prefer vox but as things progress I need a quick way to kill vox to kill whatever gathers in my throat in a voice contest. My hexbeam at 24ft makes 10 & 15 that much harder at this time of the cycle. Being loud is more important for receiving right now. We have a few more members in our club chat who stay connected all weekend and I hope we are making contesting life easier but I already know its a lot more fun using chat and live scoring to keep you stuck in the shack chair playing radio. I think our scores improved because of it. stn 1 FT1000MP & Alpha 89 40mtr inv v 40mtr sloper @55ft Palstar HF-AUTO to add 15&20 stn 2 K3/P3 & Acom 2000A 2el K4KIO Hexbeam-6 bands @24ft Green Heron controller with G-450A rotor 3 band two legged fan inv vee broadside N/S @ 55ft 40-80-trapped 160 Rx ant - pair of 200ft NE/SW kd9sv rbogs with DXE ncc-2 SO2R >> TopTen Dx Doubler Band Aides A/B relays N1MM+ contest logger & DxLab master logger