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CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB   2018   Feb 23   Claimed Score

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Call: K1LT
Operator(s): K1LT
Station: K1LT

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: Ohio EM89ps
Operating Time (hrs): 4.5
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs209State/Prov50Countries10Total Score30,960


Club: Mad River Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2018-02-25 16:12:46
Since I am chasing grid squares for the ARRL Grid Chase, I got on the 160 WW 160 SSB test in order to amass QSO points to multiply by all of the grid squares that I have already worked on CW and FT8. Also 160 SSB contest ops are a different lot than the CW guys, so maybe I'll earn a few more grid squares. On the other hand, I bet not as many SSB ops upload logs to Logbook of the World. Anyway, Friday night was truly weird because almost everyone couldn't hear me except that the DX, what little there was, could hear me. I worked only about 2 dozen stations before getting bored. But I worked TM6M and a couple of Caribbean stations. Saturday night was much more normal except that the DX was almost impossible to hear, except for OK7C. More pouncing brought the contact total to about 80 QSOs. At one point I worked a guy in Missouri. Then VP2MKG called him but the Missouri guy didn't answer. So I told the Missouri guy there was DX calling him but he couldn't hear the DX. Then I asked him if I could borrow his frequency for a moment and he said sure. So I worked the VP2 and told him that the Missouri guy couldn't hear him. That was my selfish good deed for the evening. Everyone seemed pleased afterwards. Eventually I stumbled on a big hole at 1940 kHz so I called CQ. Since the rate was reasonable, I hung around for an hour even though the run petered out after about 40 minutes. The run was good for about 100 QSOs. YV1KK had a nice signal. I didn't use the phased arrays because listening to myself delayed by 20 milliseconds induces permanent insanity. Oops, too late. DX worked: C6, EI, F, FG, KP2, KP4, OK, V3, VP2M, and YV. Equipment: K3, P3, Alpha 8410, 65-foot "tee" vertical and a bunch of 2-wire Beverages.