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CQWW WPX Contest, CW   2008   May 24   Claimed Score

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Call: DL3YM
Operator(s): DL3YM
Station: DF2PY

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 36.0
Location: Northern Europe
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:2737Prefixes879Total Score6,144,210


Club: Rhein Ruhr DX Association

Comments:     [email]     2008-05-27 05:04:20
Since I do contests @ DF2PY murphy spared us a visit, so probably it was about time for him to show up big time. Lost the second radio solid state amp the first night after literally only a handful of Qs, only to be followed by the main radio amp on Saturday afternoon, forcing me to take an unplanned 7 hour break during prime running time. Realized, however, that contesting is not for Sissies, so got my act together and really tried to push as hard as I could from then on. Conditions sure were significantly improved over last year. I realize there was a lot of fun to be had on 10. However, I did only comb the band with the second radio (all 160 Qs were with the second radio, too) as there was simply not enough DX volume compared to 15 and 20. In addition I figured that I would work most EU prefixes which were prevalent there later during the night on 40 and 80 anyway. As has been said by others, 15 and 20 reminded me of those glorious days when there were plenty of sunspots. Sunday evening brought a great 20 meter opening to the US with lots of loud west coast signals, while on 15 exotic prefixes from central and south America were parked right next to each other. Finished the contest running on 40 and doing 80 meter S&P-ing with the second radio trying to push my score above the existing DL record. Failed to accomplish that (it might have been broken by some other DL fellow this year anyway) but came close and reached a new personal best. Bottom line: a fun weekend with lots of lessons learned. Tnx all for the Qs. Like always, mni tnx to Wolf & family for all the support and to my boys & XYL for letting me go over the weekend.