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IARU HF World Championship   2017   Jul 8   Claimed Score

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Call: K7BTW
Operator(s): K7BTW K7VAP N9ADG
Station: K7BTW

Class: M/S HP
QTH: Rainier, WA
Operating Time (hrs): 24
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh QsZonesHQ Mults
Total:10112679485Total Score680,200


Club: Western Washington DX Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-07-09 14:04:09
Since k7btw's k3 is at Elecraft, thanks to n9adg for bringing his k3 down Friday afternoon and setting it up. Tnx to both Brian and Valerie for doing a great job of operating. Valerie gave us the 10 db yl advantage on phone. In addition, she is a super good op who has learned fast. She had to fight through a terrible traffic mess on I-5 following a police chase. It took her about 2 hours to travel the 30 miles from her qth to here. As a result of concentrating on mults, our score was up by about 265 k points over last year, even though we had fewer q's. Did we miss a 20 mtr opening to EU late Saturday night? There are reports of one as close as Utah. We ran Asia on 20 from about 0700z - 0800z but didn't hear any EU. Before then we were on 40, so maybe we missed an opening on 20 at that time. Definitely not after 0800. Nice to have a second computer networked to the station computer so someone could monitor what spots were needed while also checking a listening only radio to determine if it was worth QSYing to another band. A mistake in band changing can be costly because of the 10 minute rule. An improvement needed is an antenna for 160 mtrs. We have nothing up for that band. Actually, while conditions were not great, they were better than what we had expected. Bottom line - it was a real fun contest. 24 hours is just the right length for me. 73, K7BTW