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ARRL DX Contest, SSB   2013   Mar 2   Claimed Score

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Call: VP9I
Operator(s): W6PH WA1Z
Station: VP9GE

Class: M/S LP
QTH: VP9
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Location: Other North America

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandQSOsMults
160:21040
80:64951
40:81456
20:173061
15:95156
10:32136
Total:4675300Total Score4,202,100

 

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2013-03-04 19:17:32
Station: Elecraft K3, 100 watts Icom IC-7000 receive station Antennas: 160: Inverted L 80: KA 1/2-wave Dipole 40: KA 1/2-wave Dipole 20-10: A4S RX Antenna: Driven element from a Mosley tribander With the advent of the ARRL DX Multi-Single Low Power category and after a very successful Multi-Single with Tim N6WIN in last year's ARRL DX Phone contest, Kurt, in his 13th year operating from VP9GE's QTH, wanted another go at it again this year. Tim couldn't make it this time, so Kurt extended an invite to WA1Z a few weeks before the contest. Lots of things worked well last year, so we tried to duplicate the operation as much as possible. We set up the K3 as the operating station with access to all antenna options. The IC-7000 was set up as a second station using a driven element from a Mosley tribander perched on a small mast off the house's main porch. This helped us keep an eye on 10 Meter propagation during the day, locate needed multipliers on the second day, and do a little partnering during high rate hours. We re-used the same operating schedule Tim put together for last year's effort. We split operating hours 50/50 in 4 to 6 hour blocks, which really worked well for rest times. At the half-way point we were well ahead of last year's pace with over 3,000 QSOs in the log. We had triple-digit rates in 16 of the first 24 hours. However, once 0000z Sunday hit, we did not see triple digit rates again until the last three hours of the contest. We had better backscatter on 10 Meters on Sunday afternoon and managed to get the attention of a few east coast stations. We heard and tried calling several stations from the mid-Atlantic up through the Maritimes. Almost everyone had EU runs going at the time and it was tough to break through, but we managed to work a few stations with great ears. A new 80 Meter 1/2-wave dipole was put up recently at VP9GE, replacing a G5RV, and worked very well. Before we left, we assisted Ed in getting the feed point even higher over the top of the house. Conditions on 160 were down, especially on the second night. We had no 160M QSOs in W6, W7 or west of VE3. Multiple visits to 160 at the top of the hour resulted in no QSOs the second night. The band seemed pretty crowded, so our low power signal may have been up against some tough competition. In the end we finished about 400 QSOs and 300k points behind last year's score. We are very proud of the effort and the station worked flawlessly all weekend long. Many thanks to our wonderful host Ed, VP9GE, for another great weekend. Additional station info can be found at: http://www.vp9ge.com. Thanks to everyone who moved to other bands for us this weekend. QSL to WW3S for VP9I operations. QSLs for VP9/W6PH and VP9/WA1Z non-contest contacts to our respective home call addresses in qrz.com. VP9I By band - All modes QSOs (without dupes) - By time | Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | Total | | | | | | | | | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 00 | 2 | 9 | 7 | 102 | | | 120 | | 01 | 47 | 115 | | | | | 162 | | 02 | 1 | | 207 | | | | 208 | | 03 | 31 | 76 | 15 | | | | 122 | | 04 | 27 | 25 | 10 | | | | 62 | | 05 | 38 | 62 | | | | | 100 | | 06 | 11 | 10 | 83 | | | | 104 | | 07 | 6 | 35 | 25 | | | | 66 | | 08 | 2 | 27 | 32 | | | | 61 | | 09 | 2 | 7 | 16 | | | | 25 | | 10 | 3 | 42 | 20 | | | | 65 | | 11 | | 1 | 58 | 12 | | | 71 | | 12 | | | | 167 | | | 167 | | 13 | | | | 145 | | | 145 | | 14 | | | | 57 | 44 | | 101 | | 15 | | | | | 100 | | 100 | | 16 | | | | | 1 | 100 | 101 | | 17 | | | | | 1 | 84 | 85 | | 18 | | | | | 8 | 80 | 88 | | 19 | | | | | 172 | | 172 | | 20 | | | | 1 | 245 | | 246 | | 21 | | | | | 151 | | 151 | | 22 | | | | 192 | 49 | | 241 | | 23 | | | | 242 | | | 242 | | 00 | | | 47 | 21 | | | 68 | | 01 | 1 | | 83 | | | | 84 | | 02 | 7 | 82 | | | | | 89 | | 03 | 1 | 1 | 36 | | | | 38 | | 04 | 8 | 59 | | | | | 67 | | 05 | 12 | 36 | 5 | | | | 53 | | 06 | | 18 | | | | | 18 | | 07 | 1 | 1 | 38 | | | | 40 | | 08 | | 26 | 2 | | | | 28 | | 09 | 2 | 11 | 23 | | | | 36 | | 10 | 8 | 6 | 27 | 1 | | | 42 | | 11 | | | 61 | 6 | | | 67 | | 12 | | | 18 | 38 | | | 56 | | 13 | | | | 41 | 13 | | 54 | | 14 | | | | 93 | 4 | | 97 | | 15 | | | | 63 | 4 | | 67 | | 16 | | | | 22 | 13 | 5 | 40 | | 17 | | | | | 41 | 27 | 68 | | 18 | | | | | 33 | 21 | 54 | | 19 | | | | 1 | 68 | 4 | 73 | | 20 | | | | 82 | 3 | | 85 | | 21 | | | | 131 | 1 | | 132 | | 22 | | | | 189 | | | 189 | | 23 | | | 1 | 124 | | | 125 | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | 210 | 649 | 814 | 1730 | 951 | 321 | 4675 | Powered by Win-Test 4.9.1 http://www.win-test.com