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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB   2017   Oct 28   Claimed Score

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Call: 6Y4T
Operator(s): K8AJA N4SF W4GE
Station: 6Y5WJ

Class: M/2 HP
QTH: Jamaica
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Location: Other North America

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandQSOsZonesCountries
160:2731527
80:7341861
40:20582688
20:187328100
15:19542696
10:2691422
Total:7161127394Total Score8,207,834

 

Club: Carolina DX Association

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-01 12:21:01
Three of us, Rick (W4GE - 6Y4T), David (K8AJA - 6Y4J), and Gay (N4SF - 6Y4F) travelled to Josh's (6Y5WJ) home in Malvern in St. Elizabeth parish to have a go at this years's CQWW SSB test. One of our teammates, Steve, (AA4V) was not able to make it this year, so it came down to 6 hour shifts and 3 hour rest periods for the three of us over the 48 hour period. Not too bad actually. We brought 3 K3s, and an Expert amp, Band pass filters, computers, and all the other paraphernalia of a multi/2 station. Before and after the contest we were able to get on for some CW (6Y4F mostly), and FT8 including some on 60m, 30m and 18m (6Y4T, 6Y4J). The FT8 especially made a few people quite happy. QSL cards will be made and delivered for those sending either SASE US stamped mail, or $2 SAE from DX stations. All contacts will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL, and ClubLog. Josh had up a new HEX beam at 65ft and a phased vertical pointed north to help the country and contact totals this year. We brought along 3 pennant RX antennas that helped immensely on 160, 80, and 40 as Tropical storm Philippe went by the western side of Jamaica, giving us tropical downpours including lightning for 5 out of the 7 days we were there. Jenny's cooking was fabulous as always, with local foods on the table every day. Our saving grace again this year was our Q total with the US. The EU wall was often hard to get through from this location, and our country totals suffered from it. Asia open a bit for us as well. A continuing problem with this prefix is convincing others, especially from SA, that the number '6' was actually the first character of the call. It must be our accent! Equipment: 3 K3S, Acom 1000 and Expert 1.3K amps, BPFs, and RX preamp. Antennas: 160m inverted L with elevated radials, 80m dipole toward EU, 80/40m dipole toward US, 40 m phased verticals pointed North, Hex beam at 64ft, Quad beam at 40 ft, and 3 pennants pointed N, W, S. Software: N1MM+ Thanks to all who contacted us and all that tried and for your politeness and grace under pressure. Special thanks to PA4F and W8GEX who helped me (W4GE) understand the intricacies of the international 60m band. See you next year! W4GE and the 6Y4T team