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CQWW WPX Contest, SSB   2012   Mar 24   Claimed Score

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Call: 9M8Z
Operator(s): 9M6DXX
Station: 9M8Z

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Sarawak
Operating Time (hrs):
Location: Other Oceania

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:2676Prefixes967Total Score8,507,666


Club: Chiltern DX Club

Comments:     [email]     2012-03-26 22:36:37
Icom IC-756ProIII, JRC JRL-2000F solid-state amp, Cushcraft X7 tribander at 110ft, Cushcraft 2-ele 40m beam at 120ft, 80m rotatable dipole at 130ft, Cushcraft A4S tribander (fixed on VK/ZL / long path EU) at 60ft, Create 15m 7-ele 'Long John' on 40ft boom (fixed on EU short path) at 50ft. Conditions better than expected given the relatively low SSN and flux, and the recent solar storms, but there was so much activity from Europe that it was often impossible to find a good run frequency when any band open to EU. The normally-reliable 20m opening to North America east coast and mid-west around my sunrise (North America evening time) just did not happen on any of the three mornings of the contest (0000-0100 Sat, 2300-0100 Sat-Sun, 2300-2400 Sun), yet 20m was good to Europe during my evening (early afternoon UTC) - very strange conditions. 10m was sort of OK, but still not as good as during the last solar cycle. Interesting to compare a 15m high-gain monobander at relatively low height (50ft) with a tribander at 110ft - the high antenna won out every time. Thanks to all who called. 73, Steve, 9M8Z (9M6DXX)