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ARRL DX Contest, CW   2018   Feb 17   Claimed Score

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Call: V3T
Station: V31TP

Class: M/S LP
QTH: San Ignacio, Belize
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Location: Other North America

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:4806285Total Score4,095,450


Club: Central Texas DX and Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2018-02-19 23:55:06
2018 marked the 10th year for WC0W and and me, K5PI, to operate the ARRL DX CW Contest from San Ignacio, Belize. A fine group of other ops have also been on the team, and this year was no exception. Thanks to WC0T, WW0G, NM0C, and AD0KH for keeping a second op in the shack all weekend. They copied calls throughout the contest, and John and I could definitely see improvement as the contest progressed. They helped a great deal by keeping an ear on other bands while we shoveled most of the QSOs. Ours is a Field Day style operation. We spend a couple days putting up an A3S tribander, and inverted vee for 40/80 (with reflector for 40), and an inverted L for 160. We've tried a number of different receive antennas over the years, but we really nailed it this year with a pennant. It's been hard to get a decent ground at our location, so the pennant is a great choice. Conditions on 20-160 seemed very good, and we tried to make the most of them. 15M was good, but it opened late and closed earlier than we've ever seen. We didn't make our first Qs on 15 until about 18Z both days. 10M was a big disappointment. We listened and listened, CQed and CQed, and just couldn't make anything happen apart from one Texas station. We've never seen 10M conditions this poor. C'mon old sol! Thanks to all our MO and TX club members for calling in. See you next year!