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CQ Worldwide VHF Contest   2017   Jul 15   Claimed Score

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Call: K2DRH
Operator(s): ACØRA
Station: K2DRH

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: EN41vr
Operating Time (hrs): 24
Location: USA
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:555223Total Score144,281


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-07-16 18:06:38
Shortly after the June contest Bob(k2drh) and I were talking on the phone when he let me know he wouldn't be around for this contest and I could come operate his station if I wanted. I had some big plans brewing for another roving effort but I figured I couldn't pass this up. The weekend before the contest I made the trip over so Bob could show me around the station and give a few helpful tips. I got over to the station about 3 hours before the start of the contest and fired it up. Everything was working smooth until about 45 minutes before the start. The flex6700 kept disconnecting from the control pc. I couldn't figure how to solve this issue so gave Bob and call and 15 minutes later got the problem solved just a minute or so before the contest start. Off to the races I go. Saturday saw decent es on 6m in many directions but didn't seem like I was in the hot spot cause never could get a decent rate going. Most of Saturday 2m was also open to the east with little to no activity most of the time. Went to bed around 2am when a local storm got to close to hear anything. Ended the day with 78% of my total qsos and also 78% of my total mults. Funny how that works. Started at it again Sunday morning shortly after 5am making lots of msk 144 qsos on 6m. After the rox died off morning tropo was decent to the northwest but again not alot of activity. It was slow going the rest of the day but got by making quite a few qsos on Ft8 and putting the voice keyer to good use cqing away. Besides the complications before the contest the station worked flawlessly the rest of the contest. There was a bit of operator error when qsying bands and on digi modes but overall don't think it was to bad considering it was my first time behind the wheel of the big rig. All that being said I had a great time operating K2drh station. Looking forward to next year's contest maybe break out the rover for that one. 73 Wyatt AC0RA