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Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 47.5
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|Comments: [email] 2017-03-07 16:11:47|
|A bad day contesting from the east coast is still like a stroll down 7 mile beach. It's incredible to see the perseverance from Midwest and West Coast stations in these Eurocentric DX contests. Scores like N6RO whose full time multi multi operation from California nets a seventh place finish in the single operator all band unassisted category. From Arkansas, I've been a part of many multi multi operations where we were easily beat by top single op east coast stations. Having been through many of these operations it is tough for me to lament about poor conditions. So while it is rough to take a beating from W2RE and N1UR (BTW kudos to AA1K on a great score as well)I'm still pinching myself after every one of these forays into the world of east coast competition. I went into the contest with three goals: 1. Strive for a golden log. 2. Aggressively pass multipliers. 3. Hit openings to Asia in order to maximize mult count. Focusing on specific goals instead of just "winning" helps to make the contest tangible and keeps the motivation level high even under depressed conditions. The station performed flawlessly thanks to a Herculean effort by team N2QV members Rich and Scott (WU2X). These guys busted their butts to fix a rotating tower issue that cropped up during the ARRL DX CW contest. This was my first remote SSB operation so I was a little nervous about how the extra delay would affect the operation but everything was simply perfect. Thanks again to N2QV and WU2X for the use of the great station. Their dedication to excellence is second to none. I always get a warm fuzzy feeling inside when the K3 clicks on and the "Welcome to N2QV" message scrolls across the display. I hope to see that message for many more contests to come. 73, Kevin N5DX|