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ARRL DX Contest, SSB   2008   Mar 1   Claimed Score

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Call: KH6LC
Operator(s): N6GQ
Station: KH6LC

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs):
Location: Other Oceania

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:4362247Total Score3,232,242


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2008-03-02 17:48:37
First, great thanks to Lloyd, KH6LC, for allowing me to use his super FB station in Paradise! I used my new Elecraft K3 for the first half of the contest and absolutely love it. It's what a contest radio should be. Given conditions, rates were never that fantastic, a few periods of higher rates but they weren't sustainable. My best 60 minute rate was 272, with numerous 10 minute rates of 375+/HR but it just wouldn't hold. It seemed like there just weren't that many people on the bands. I had hoped the sunspot that appeared earlier in the week would have helped conditions, but even at this time of the cycle, the low bands were poor. I didn't hear much at all the first night on 160M, and the second night was extremely noisy, so I slept instead! A 2 element yagi on 75M worked well once the band opened but again, just not that many people on the band. 40M didn't produce like I had hoped either (probably because I didn't spend too much time there), and 10M actually opened both days! A big mahalo to everyone who worked me in the contest and especially to the few 6-banders. It was grueling but definitely fun! 73, Jeff, N6GQ @ KH6LC