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CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW   2018   Jan 26   Claimed Score

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Call: ON7EH
Operator(s): ON7EH
Station: ON7EH

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: Machelen
Operating Time (hrs): 27:49
Location: Northern Europe

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs885State/Prov23Countries62Total Score414,500


Club: NBT Grimbergen

Comments:     [email]     2018-01-30 21:01:23
TRX: K3/100+KAT500+hb bpf Tx ant: inv L at 15m downto 11m Rx-ant: 3 non-terminated beverages (~100-120m) N1MM Plus logger 15 minutes after the first QSO, my hb remote (relay) Beverage switch died, leaving me alone with a short NW/SE Beverage and the Tx-ant for receive. Troubleshooting indicated the problem to be outside the shack walls, so I did not bother and I decided to pursue even with the handicap. 1 hour later, I sat back in the chair and started to RUN, but quickly opted for S&P. This proved the better approach given the limited Rx-setup. The band was very crowded (sigs upto 1885kHz) with loud signals, all around the place, possibly leading to fake QSO’s. On several occasions, several stations showed their amazing Rx-capabilities! The propagation must have been helpful… First NA in the log at 01:33 the first night was K1KI. By far the loudest were VY2ZM and the VA2’s. The Beverage switch issue was solved after the NA-opening, which motivated me for a major catch-up effort. YM7KA was called for 20 minutes, as was C6AGU but they never copied beyond ON7. Exactly 1 hour before the gong, 4J4K was found with a solid signal. I was happy to find a large amount of UA stations in the log. Assisted operation has grown mature in 2018!! While CQ-ing Sunday evening, a weak 3A2MD started calling some 100Hz below my QRG. I called her but she took another station. After that QSO, I called her again and when I released the key, I was surprised by a pile-up worth 3Y0Z… In just seconds after her first CQ, multiple stations had picked her up and were already calling her. Simply amazing! Please contact me, if you'd like a recording of your QSO. Thanks for all the callers and their persistence for making a complete contest QSO! 73, Michel, ON7EH