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ARRL DX Contest, SSB   2018   Mar 3   Claimed Score

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Call: N1UR
Operator(s): N1UR
Station: N1UR

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 41
Location: USA
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:2744359Total Score2,893,093


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2018-03-05 16:09:00
Well that was a typical ARRL DX SSB but seems for different reasons. 160 and 80 were very marginal all weekend but the geomagnetic conditions weren't bad. Still conditions were very poor. I am still hopeful for a great 160/80 weekend some ARRL DX weekend. 40M closed early to EU (usually about 0130Z) but was nicely open from 05 - 08Z but activity was moderate. Had a great run on Saturday afternoon but it did not repeat Sunday afternoon. I did get some pops of activity near the end (last 2 hours) but not a sustained run period. Nice Long Path opening to VK and Saturday afternoon. 20M was fantastic from 11Z - 19Z both days to EU. JA was poor Sat night - better Sun night but as usual - low activity then as its Monday morning. Did have 2 - 5Watt JA stations call me. Had one 40M Q with JA that was a struggle. No JA on 80 or 15. And only one ZL (on 20M long path) and no VK on 20 or 15. 15M was a temptress both days. I gave in and ran - getting some nice mults but it never lasted. Very spotlight prop. And then returning to 20M to "find a hole" was not easy. Layers of CQing - lots of frequency pushes. Its a ritual of ARRL DX for the half of the cycle where its the only running band to EU from 11 - 19Z. 10M was almost a bust but there were a couple of fluries for a bit. Lucky to get the few contacts I did. Went back for another pass one time and the band was completely (is the antenna working?) dead only 30 mins later. Crazy. Must have been E-Skip. And it vanished. Look forward to seeing everyone for WPX as AC1U. 73 and thanks for all the Qs and hellos. 73 Ed N1UR