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ARRL 10-Meter Contest   2011   Dec 10   Claimed Score

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Call: N2IC
Operator(s): N2IC
Station: N2IC

Class: SO CW HP
QTH: New Mexico
Operating Time (hrs): 27
Location: USA
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:2304146Total Score1,345,536


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2011-12-12 05:56:19
I'm amazed by those east coast QSO totals. I can't imagine numbers like that without the steady stream of W1,2,3,4,8, and sometimes 9 that I had. Also had a great Es opening Friday night to W0/W9 which was good for 150 QSO's. Without those USA QSO's, this would not have been a fun contest. Believe-it-or-not, this was the first time I have done this contest seriously. During high sunspot years, it seemed like other things took priority, and during low sunspot years, it's a VHF contest. Leaned a vertical up against a tree on Friday for the 2nd radio. That was good when I was pointed NE (which was THE direction until JA opened up). Otherwise, too much overload. Used the 2nd radio only as a receiver, with the N1MM command to swap radio frequencies when I wanted to work someone. Need to improve the RX antenna situation if I do this next year. Frustrating waiting for the band to open direct path to EU in the morning. Sunrise here is 1410Z. Seems like every minute means the band is closing in another eastern EU country. I could work a few big guns skew path over South America beginning at 1330Z, but the direct path didn't happen until 1454Z on Saturday, and 1452Z on Sunday. Yes, it was that sudden that the direct path opened. Once it did open, Saturday was much better propagation than Sunday. Even though I got plenty of sleep, it's funny how brain dead I became. With the mixture of states and QSO numbers, more than once I found myself typing 09 when working TN and 05 when working Ohio. A few stats: QSO's: EU 334 JA 309 USA 1353 Mults: 50 USA States 9 VE Provinces (where was VO1, VE8, VY1 ?) 5 XE States R1, R2 4O, 9A, 9V, BY, CE, CO, CN, CT, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EI, ES, F, FG, FM, G, GI, GJ, GM, GW, HA, HB, HC, HK, HL, HS, I, IS, J3, JA, KH2, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LZ, OE, OH, OK, OM, ON, OX, OZ, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, S5, SM, SP, SV, TF, TI, UA, UR, V5, VE, VK, VP5, VP8, VR, XV, YB, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, ZF, ZL, ZS A really fun contest. Wish we had sunspots every year ! Thanks for all the QSO's ! 73, Steve, N2IC