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ARRL 160-Meter Contest   2017   Dec 1   Claimed Score

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Call: N4XD
Operator(s): N4XD
Station: N4XD

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: NC
Operating Time (hrs):
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs1093Sections74Countries37Total Score268,287

 

Club: Smithchart ARS

Comments:     [email]     2017-12-03 23:21:52
Overall activity seemed quite good. Band VERY quiet Friday/ Sat with a bit of QRN on Sat night. First DX at 2319 (GW5R) and shortly after that ZA1WW called in! Very nice surprise. Beverages didn't seem to work Friday/ Sat am. Saturday PM (around 7:30 pm locally) got fed up and decided to see if I could fix the issue. Changed switch at beverage feeds but that wasn't the issue. Finally found a couple critter bites on the main beverage feedline to the shack. Spliced and fixed but not having them Friday certainly cost me contacts, both DX and stateside. Nice to have them back for the rest of Saturday. Overall station seemed to play well. Two 105' towers phased showed good directivity and appeared to get out well. Unfortunately never heard any JA, AK, WTX, ND or PAC. Also missed several Ca sections although ORG called in just at my sunrise Sunday. Thanks for that! A note on quality of signals. It was a pleasant surprise to hear few clicky stations. I noted only 2. Nice that companies have stepped up and are providing radios that are clean. And great that stations are using them. Congrats to N1LN who is just a bit north of me. I need to upgrade my beverages to hear as well as he is :) Thanks to the ARRL and all the participants for making this a fine contest. Equip: Elecraft K3 Alpha 91b N1MM+ (continues to be fantastic, free and well supported. What a team!!) 2 towers phased for 160 multiple beverages. A side note. If anyone reading this is using a red Pitaya as either a receiver or transceiver I'd be interested in your observations. I recently bought one and am still experimenting. Ron N4XD