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All Asian DX Contest, CW   2014   Jun 21   Claimed Score

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Call: 4K9Z
Operator(s): N6GQ
Station: 4K7Z

Class: SOAB LP
QTH: Baku, Azerbaijan
Operating Time (hrs): 5
Location: Other Asia

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:58690Total Score146,880


Club: Northern California Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2014-06-21 09:57:52
First, I'd like to thank my wonderful 4K Ham friends for allowing me to drop in and use their club station. Special thanks for Denis, 4J5D, Igor 4K5D, and Natig 4J5T for their awesome help and hospitality! I had planned to be in the area for work a number of months ago but ended up canceling the trip due to the issues in Ukraine and Crimea, but ended up adding Azerbaijan to another trip a bit later, so it was nice to complete the circle and actually make it to 4K as I had planned. Natig, 4J5T had helped me in obtaining my 4K9Z license, and so I had that already, and it just so happened that my rescheduled trip ended up being over All Asian CW weekend so I just got lucky in that way. I am coming off a couple weeks of heavy travel and I was already tired, but promised myself that if possible I would get on the air and make a few hundred QSOs. Denis was kind enough to pick me up from my hotel in Baku and bring me to the club station around 0200Z. After getting the logger set up I was off and away on 20M. There were a few W's on the band, and the first signals I heard were A42A and W1AW/7 (Boy, W1AW/7 was LOUD) - Alright! It took me a bit to get in the groove of doing a CW contest without a paddle (left my paddle at home!), rather only using the CW messages in N1MM and CTRL+K when I needed to ad-lib :) Anyhow, nice to work a few KBers from my home club (NCCC) and hopefully hand out a multiplier to a few. It was a very leisure effort, especially enjoying a few hours for a wonderful lunch with some of the 4K7Z club station members in the middle of the contest day in Baku. At about 1200z I had surpassed my 500 QSO goal and my eyes were starting to close on their own, so I figured that was enough and I packed up. I wish I would have kept a tally of how many CQ's I made like K6XX does, but it was quite a few :) AA is a great contest, I just wish conditions were a little better this time around, and I had a bit more energy and time to put in to a fuller effort. Thanks again to the 4K7Z group - truly wonderful people. See you in CQWW SSB from 6W, and who knows where else :) 73 de N6GQ, 4K9Z, YN2AA, 9H3ZZ, etc., etc.