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

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Call: K7HKR
Operator(s): K7HKR
Station: K7HKR

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs):
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs16State/Prov7Countries1Total Score256


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2018-02-25 14:50:47
100 watts, 7-foot (2.1-meter) diameter magnetic loop from AZ, centered at 16 feet (5 meters) I had recently done a few upgrades to my "large" small transmitting loop, and those worked well. I had to set up the antenna in a snow shower, but that cleared up by the time I got on the air with clear weather both nights. My loop has a predicted efficiency of 0.5% at 1850 kHz, so I was working with an ERP lower than most QRP stations. I had only made one QSO on 160 before this contest, so I couldn't do much worse than that. The main highlights were completing WABS, i.e., "worked all border states" (CA, NV, UT, CO, and NM), and rather easily working the one Idaho station I heard. It was rare to hear anyone working much rate for more than a few minutes, so while I was immensely grateful for the stations that had to stick with me for a minute or three to get my call, I didn't have to feel too guilty for wasting their time with my little patio antenna.