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CQWW WPX Contest, CW   2008   May 24   Claimed Score

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Call: VE6CNU
Operator(s): VE6CNU
Station: VE6CNU

Class: SOAB LP
QTH: Calgary
Operating Time (hrs): 31.9
Location: Canada

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:845Prefixes380Total Score835,620



Comments:     [email]     2008-05-25 17:41:04
Wow - I'm exhausted! I've never put so many hours into a contest before. But the time paid off as I shattered last year's effot by about 150,000 points. The band condx were probably the strangest I've ever heard (in my 3 years of contesting). Normally, in the winter, we can hear the European stations coming through about an hour or two before we can actually work them. This time it took maybe 3 or 4 hours before I could get through. But once the gates opened, I was able to make quite a few good contacts. The bigger question was where was the rest of the world? I only worked 4 African countries, 4 Asian countries, 5 from Oceania and 8 SA countries. I worked a total of 29 countries in Europe. Not bad for 100W and a TH6 at 40' - given where we are in the solar cycle. I was expecting much poorer conditions, but was glad to see that the contest made it's own propagation. 10m even opened up pretty good on Saturday afternoon, which is saying something from this latitude. I even worked Argentina - LU1HN - which is pretty amazing for Sporadic E (if indeed it is). I also managed to work 5 stations (WX5S, NF6A, N5RM, AND KF6T) on 10m through 80m (thanks guys!). Thanks again to all those who struggled to pull my weak signal through the noise. I hope that next year is even better and I'm going to try for the million points. From this "black hole" it seems like quite a challenge. 73, Jerry, VE6CNU Rig: Yaesu FT-1000MP Ant: TH6DXX @ 40', Inv Vee 40/80, Shunt-fed tower 80m Software: N1MM