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CQWW WPX Contest, SSB   2012   Mar 24   Claimed Score

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Call: VY2/K5WA
Operator(s): K5WA
Station: VY2/K5WA

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 36
Location: Canada

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:3254Prefixes1058Total Score12,621,940


Club: Central Texas DX and Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2012-03-26 11:36:31
I have always wanted to see what East Coast conditions sounded like during a contest so I did a last minute, no planning trip to VY2TT (thank you K6LA) to experience it first hand. The WPX SSB was the only slot open that fit my schedule. Unfortunately, I did not have time to acquire a Canadian license and had to use use VY2/K5WA. I can highly recommend NOT doing this. ;-) My European friends had issues with the V and the W in my call. Also, I tried saying "stroke", "portable", "slash" and anything else I could think of to describe my call. It was interesting to see which one worked best with a particular person but still very time consuming. I am glad to have gotten as many Qs in the log as I did but I will find a way to obtain a Canadian license for next time. Some of the highlights were working A73A, several VU2s and VK/JA all pointing NE. They were loud! We just don't hear that very often in Houston, Texas. I also made a promise to RK9DM that I need to keep. I was on QSO 2999 and told the world I would send a bottle of wine to QSO number 3000. I made a contact but he was a dupe, then RK9DM went into my log as number 3000. Thank you Eugene!! I know it is nowhere near the big scores that will win this contest but it was a personal relief to make that milestone and I was giddy excited. I certainly appreciate the opportunity to hear conditions like I heard from VY2 (Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Canada). It sure makes a contest a lot more fun! (even if it was SSB) ;-)