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CQ Worldwide VHF Contest   2017   Jul 15   Claimed Score

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Call: K1TO
Operator(s): K1TO
Station: K1TO

Class: SOSB/6 HP
Operating Time (hrs):
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:304114Total Score34,656


Club: Florida Contest Group

Comments:     [email]     2017-07-16 14:42:19
Not a good week here. Brother-in-law had a bad car accident and I came home from the hospital to find that lightning had zapped my new rig. Big thanks to George, K5KG for lending his K3 again this year. Things started with a flurry to the north and a quick 51 QSOs in 15 minutes, many with weak signals. That was the last I would see to the northeast. No W1/2/3/8 after the first hour at all. Most of the day Saturday, the band was open to the heartland, with the occasional tease beyond one-hop range, but just not a lot of volume there. No W6s or WA/OR/ID/WY. No DX beyond XE and KP4. We all knew the CME was coming, so Sunday being a bust was not a surprise. Huge QSB waves Saturday evening. Added just 31 QSOs on Sunday. FT8 provided 25 digital QSOs here, a few with grids not worked on SSB/CW. Don't think it was configured optimally at first, so probably wasted even more time there than necessary. Only two decodes outside FL in the last hour: K1JT himself (mega-thanks for the software efforts) and W3LPL in the last minute. At least the thunderstorms stayed clear, but they wouldn't have caused much disruption to any runs anyway. Thanks to everyone for the QSOs and to N8BJQ for his efforts in managing the contest. 73, Dan