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ARRL DX Contest, SSB   2018   Mar 3   Claimed Score

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Call: K7RL
Operator(s): K7RL
Station: K7RL

Class: SO Unlimited HP
Operating Time (hrs): 28
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:1494242Total Score1,084,644


Club: Western Washington DX Club

Comments:     [email]     2018-03-05 03:41:38
I had every intention of making this a full-time, serious effort, but short openings and long periods of painfully slow rates turned it into a semi-serious effort. 10m and 15m were greatly missed. No EU and almost no JA on 15m. In fact, 15m didn't really open until about noon, local time, and then pretty much closed about four hours later. Cracking a pile-up was absolutely brutal. I'm certain anyone with 5 watts and long wire beat me. Rough. KH7M was my only Q on 10m. Talk about being at the right place at right time. It was really just that quick before he was gone and faded into the noise. 20m was wall-to-wall with layers of stations trying to find a space to operate. Saturday's opening to EU was excellent. Sunday was good too with many loud 100 watt stations calling in, but maybe participation was lower on Sunday? That's how it felt. The strongest EU opening on 40m was the first night, before and around, local sunset. Signals started to fade once the sun went down, so there was an urgency to work as many multipliers as possible before they disappeared. A low Q and mult total on 80m masks working some great DX. Special thanks to ZS1TMJ for a nice long haul QSO. The second night featured a somewhat broader EU opening which was very cool, even if it meant several minutes of calling to get the operator's attention. 160m is still a pain in my $ss. I'm still working to improve my signal and receiving abilities. Thanks to all for the Qs. 73, Mitch, K7RL