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IARU HF World Championship   2017   Jul 8   Claimed Score

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Call: WT2P
Operator(s): WT2P
Station: WT2P

Class: SOAB(A)Mixed HP
Operating Time (hrs): 18
Location: USA
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh QsZonesHQ Mults
Total:6541315662Total Score212,282


Club: Society of Midwest Contesters

Comments:     [email]     2017-07-09 09:21:02
Fun contest! I got started about 2 hours late (I overslept) and I ended up crashing about 2 hours early. Still with the time deficiency, I've managed to set the bar high for future contest efforts from my modest station. Previous Q total record in any contest from this QTH (1994-00, 2013-present) was ~635, now the next goal is 800. I'm sure if I had those extra 4 hours I lost I would've been able to push well over 800. First time using SO2R in a high power environment. Nothing's blown up (yet) so we're off to a great start! I do have some nagging noise I need to fix. Overall, I was able to operate low power 80 and HP 40 with minimal interference. I need to work on the 80M antenna before NAQP RTTY/CW to get it resonant below 3600. The bands were... interesting to say the least. I didn't work any EU until around 18-1900Z which really impacted my score. I was pleasantly surprised that 15 was open and also a technique I was reminded of in P4 was to check 10M at the top of the hour, so I dedicated the second radio to 10M and when I noticed activity I could pounce while keeping up on either 20 or 15 with the other radio. I never really got a good run going on 15, while I was able to achieve that on 20M. had a 78 hour on 14004, then a 40 hour on 14061. 40M yielded a few good run hours 59/58 hours on 7038 and a small SSB run on 7139 around 0200Z. Many thanks for the SMC members who called in. I used the SMC Member History file and when I could I tried to throw in a little GO SMC. Stats: SO2R: 114 2nd radio Q's (10 & 80CW) - 107 2nd radio q's on 80, 7 on 10. Run Q's: 289, S&P: 496 This is total opposite of last year when I was wanted DX and could attract a frequency for hours! However, in looking at the timeseries, at night when I went to 40 and 80 and was able to practice 2 band synchronized CQ that certainly helped. Towards the end I maintained a CQ on 80M and did s&p 40. I was still able to yield a handful of contacts in the last 3 hours I operated. 73 WT2P