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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2012   Nov 24   Claimed Score

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Call: C6AQQ
Operator(s): N3IQ
Station: C6AQQ

Class: SOAB LP
QTH: nassau
Operating Time (hrs): 40
Location: Other North America

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:3624110311Total Score3,583,552


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2012-11-27 12:04:13
Had fun. New place, about 500 feet east of previous hotel roof location in Nassau (IOTA NA-001). Some technical challenges as in previous years--cannot get a good ground with very modest, portable antennas and could only run about 50w on 160M before getting RF in everything. Also had RF issues on 80M (shut down computer), 20M (shut down keyer) and 40M (RF burns on paddle), but resolved those by changing coax lengths and adding clamp on ferrites. Got all bands up by 2pm Friday so better than usual! The N6BT Q52 antenna (2 el on short boom with control box for 20/17/15/12/10) worked GREAT! Contest started slow and the low bands were rough going but 20M at local dawn was rocking and so was 15 and 10. Had good hours all morning but had to take an hour break around local noon for biologics and hotel service. Did not have enough skill to keep the rate up in the 10M pileups...sorry. The K3 performed very well, but I got tired after awhile. So went to S&P and got a few juicy mults on each higher band until the usual 15M JA run at local dusk. Then 80M (not too good), 40M (couldn't hold a freq very well), and 160M--didn't work the usual easy ones--CT/EA/or any europe, but did get D4C eventually with 50w and a mobile whip with loading coil mounted to the top of a steel stairwell. Slept both nights about 3 hours (2:30 to 5:30 am local or so). Sunday was more of the same--good runs at around 200/hour on 15M, slower on 10 in huge pileups, and cherry picking on 20M. Picked up some nice multipliers late on 10M and 15M; that was fun. Did not make goal of 4000 Qs, just couldn't get good totals on the low bands. Also caught the amazing finish to the Baltimore Ravens game just after the contest. That was fun, too! 73! Brian/N3IQ/C6AQQ