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CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB   2018   Feb 23   Claimed Score

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Call: W4GE
Operator(s): W4GE
Station: W4GE

Class: Single Op Assisted HP
Operating Time (hrs): 11:01
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs456State/Prov54Countries20Total Score83,990


Club: $199 CC

Comments:     [email]     2018-02-26 01:44:35
Condx during the CW test were far better! Short skip ruled in this 'test! Lots of EU spotted but very few heard or worked. No EU Sunrise Bump. Just flat ran out of people to contact! Pretty much got every ham licensed in OH, MD, IL, IN, VA and MI. Hung it up when it got to be 7 minutes between calls while running. That said, only missed WY, SD, and DC in the CONUS. But no KL's or KH's.... Even the Caribbean was faint, which is very unusual for our SC QTH. Equipment-wise all worked well, but did learn that my 5KW 1:4 balun at the base of my 1/4 wave 80m vertical does not like 1300W shoved down its throat at a 7:1 SWR while transmitting way up the band at 1935 KHZ. Luckily all cooled down and is still working just fine nearer the resonance point of the tuning network. Equipment: Rig: K3/P3 in diversity mode; Acom 1500; XMatch Tuner. TX Antenna: Base loaded DXE 80m 1/4 wave vertical with ground field. RX Antennas: Pixel Loop, RBOG (N/S), RBOG (E/W), NE Pennant. Top banders are a gracious, fun bunch. Even had time to chat with a few about conditions and working at GE many, many years ago during contest lulls. Thanks to all for their wonderful comaradeie! Rick W4GE ps: Our $199 CC is named for what we locals in Charleston tell our significant others how much a piece of equipment costs when it shows up at our door....