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ARRL DX Contest, SSB   2018   Mar 3   Claimed Score

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Call: K7HKR
Operator(s): K7HKR
Station: K7HKR

Class: SO Unlimited LP
Operating Time (hrs): 27
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:5536Total Score5,940


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2018-03-06 00:25:12
100 watts, 7-foot diameter (160/80/40/20) and 3-foot diameter (20/15/10) magnetic loops at 15 feet from AZ This was certainly the least fun I've had in the 1.5 years I've been operating. The pileups were a zoo and I still had trouble being heard when they weren't. Everyone who had trouble with my call or state was polite whether they finally dug it out or asked me to try later, but I was still probably wasting their time and annoying anybody else who was waiting. I could blame conditions, but with truly limited space and having to run low power, that's not really the problem. Might be time for a new hobby. As for specifics, 2 Eu stations last year, and none this year (heard plenty). No Africa, not even EA8. Five JA vs. 10 last year. Two separate 3 hour-ish stretches with zero QSOs, and a max hour of 7. As usual, ran assisted just to relieve the boredom and look for band openings; all manual tuning. There were a few highlights: 1) Worked a ZL (easily) and 2 VKs (one easily) 2) First JA on 80 where antenna is about 5% efficient 3) Nicaragua ATNO (on 3 bands) 4) Worked much more Aloha than last year (25% of my QSOs!)