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ARRL 10-Meter Contest   2011   Dec 10   Claimed Score

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Call: KQ2M
Operator(s): KQ2M
Station: KQ2M

Class: SO Mixed HP
Operating Time (hrs): 7.8
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:1113133Total Score479,864


Club: Frankford Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2011-12-27 18:41:41
With so much work to do and so much line noise, I just got on for a few hours during the EU openings. Fabulous CW activity! The "obsolete" mode is alive and well and better than ever! :-) While the band was even more packed than CQWWCW, the cndx were definitely marginal at times with tremendous rapid qsb making for lots of requests for "agn?" or "rpt"? I was absolutely plagued by S9+ line noise and when I turned on the noise blanker, the loud signals combined with the filtering resulted in lots of receiver crud, key clicks and other junk. I tried SSB where the level of line noise was lower and had some good EU runs, but then the line noise worsened there too and activity dropped off. EU stations love cw (and so do I) and with the 4 pt. vs 2 pt advantage for cw q's, the SSB band had much lower activity. So it was back to cw until the line noise/rcvr crud became unbearable and the stations uncopiable. Very sorry to be such an alligator this weekend! Many thanks to some of the more interesting callers: VU2BGS, FS/DM2XO, the K3LR 20 meter team of N2NT & K1AR calling back-to-back :-), 4K4K, B7P, 7Z1SJ, TK5KP, SV9AHZ and 9H1DE, When I went to SSB on Sunday, I heard a super-loud B7P working a W2. I called B7P and he didn't come back so I found a clear spot up about 5 kc and called cq. B7P called me shortly thereafter @ 1300z. I had been hearing a loud BA7IO lp at that time earlier in the week and I had one antenna pointed South for lp, but B7P was coming in sp over Europe and he was an amazing s9+10! Thanks for the q's and mults and cu all in ARRLCW! 73 Bob KQ2M