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ARRL DX Contest, SSB   2017   Mar 4   Claimed Score

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Call: PS2T
Station: PS2T

Class: M/2 HP
QTH: Araraquara SP
Operating Time (hrs): 44
Location: South America

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:6519263Total Score5,130,867


Club: Araucaria DX Group

Comments:     [email]     2017-03-07 20:45:10
This time, the regular PY team at PS2T was reinforced by Ville, OH1JD, OH1D, OG1D, an avid contester from Finland who was able to combine his business trip to Brazil with operating in ARRL SSB. Smart planning, that is ! Until Oct 2016, PS2T had always been operating with just 2 stations in a small shack. Recently, PS2T got a bigger space, now equipped with 4 independent stations. In addition to the former MS or M2, we are now able to enter MM as a new alternative. But we are still struggling with the station-to-station interferences, interlock problems, etc., typical of a multi-transmitter station. So the planning continues... In ARRL SSB 2017, we had 3 stations in use. Two were designed as RUN1 and RUN2, and the third one was used mainly to monitor a third band for propagation and for a few multipliers. Here, on the DX side, most mults come in our pileups anyway, and the third station doesn't contribute much in that sense. We had no in-band 2nd radio possibility. We are too far from NA to listen and get well out on 160 and 80. More dB for transmission and receiving are needed. Directional antennas are being planned. 40 and 20 also suffer a bit due to the long distance. On the other hand, we have better propagation than most Caribbeans on 10. Here in the deep South of SA, all bands are almost closed between 8-12Z. This leaves much time for making friendships, which is more important than what happens on the bands - guess we all agree on this. We are grateful to Atilano, PY5EG, the station owner, for the opportunity to operate PS2T. Although he couldn't be with us in "flesh and blood", he was "virtually" present monitoring us quite a lot and making comments...the Big Brother is watching... RIGS: Stn 1: Elecraft K3 + ACOM 2000A Stn 2: Yaesu FT2000 + OM2500A Stn 3: Elecraft K3S + OM2500A Stn 4: (served just as a reserve): Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V + Alpha 91beta Antennas: 10: 7 el monobander at 65 ft 15: 6 el monobander at 80 ft 20: 5 over 5 stacked monobanders at 85/45 ft 40: 3-el Steppir Monstir at 120 ft 80: Inverted-V, apex at 100 ft 160: Inverted-V, apex at 100 ft PS2T uses the HamPlus switching system which enables access by any station to any antenna. TNX for QSOs, see you again in the WPX SSB and CW. On behalf of the PS2T team, Ville PY2ZEA OH2MM.