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ARRL DX Contest, SSB   2018   Mar 3   Claimed Score

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Call: W5MX
Operator(s): W5MX
Station: W5MX

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

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:1584321Total Score1,511,910


Club: Kentucky Contest Group

Comments:     [email]     2018-03-05 02:32:05
Late start as usual. Was cold this weekend so had to get the wood stove going before the contest, and that wastes at least 1/2 hour. It was an SSB contest anyway so not my favorite. Too hard to eat while operating. Condx seemed a bit flat the first night. Spent the whole night S&P with just a few cq's. Slept about 5 hours and got up to look for mults about 12z. Started on 160 and climbed the ladder to 20. Found a spot and cq with couple hour EU run. Went to 15 and worked mostly southern eu and carrib/sa. Spent most of the day just S&P and even got bored enough to take a 2 hr nap. Tried to cq a bit on 40, 80 and 160 Sat night but just couldn't get much going. Went to bed and slept another 5 hours or so. No shortage of sleep this weekemd1 Sunday was different. Great EU runs on 20 off and on all day, lots of low power stuff too. Band was absolutely packed though and qrm tremendous. Decent 15m opening as well, worked a ton of I, F and EA stations. Then 10 opened wide open to carrib/sa. Some very strong signals and easy to pick up some badly needed mults. Quit the contest about 2 hours early to pack everything up and drive home. Have to catch an early flight tomorrow for business. A few things I need to improve on the tation this year, mainly a 4sq on 80 and stack a couple of 2 element 40's. And the big one: run electricity up to the contest site. I'm tired of meessing with the generator and wood stove! Cuts in to operating time too much when a single op. Multi not so bad as someone can always be at the rig. Thank you all for the Q's! Bryan W5MX