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CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB   2018   Feb 23   Claimed Score

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Call: W5MX
Operator(s): W5MX
Station: W5MX

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: ky
Operating Time (hrs): 20
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs1073State/Prov57Countries30Total Score225,504


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2018-02-25 19:54:23
Got a bit of a late start as usual, work kept me until about 22:30z. The nice thing was, the wx was good so didn't need to start the woodstove to keep the contest cabin warm. The bad thing, warm wx in February usually means storms, and that we got. Friday night the storm QRN was not as bad as the storms were further to the west. Beverages to other directions such as EU were pretty quiet. Had high rates Friday night as usual in a 160 contest. I stayed running majority of the night, did not peel off and look for mults much which was a huge mistake it turns out. I missed very simple mults in this one, including DL, SP, ON and others. Unbelievable as these are normally very easy. After EU sunrise Saturday morning and I had not worked those, I still was not too worried although I knew the storms were getting closer by Saturday night. I figured I could S&P and pick those up. Wrong. Saturday night was very noisy even on EU beverage. I had a threshold QRN of s3-s4 besides lightning strike peaks of +20db or more. The only EU worked was early in the evening, and that was UA7K and UR5AS. No western EU. I had a very high Q could so another 5-10 easy mults would have resulted in a great score for me. If you tried calling me with no reply, please understand the storm QRN was terrible. I normally have S0 noise at my location and hear about everything. Such is contesting, always something hihi. Thank You to all for the Q's and see you all next weekend in ARRL DX SSB! Bryan W5MX