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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB   2017   Oct 28   Claimed Score

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Call: NCØB
Operator(s): NCØB
Station: NCØB

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Ault CO
Operating Time (hrs): 27
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:66978224Total Score573,800


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-10-30 09:56:03
Great conditions from Colorado on 15 meters on Saturday was a pleasant surprise, and not bad on Sunday. I only do S&P, and with the fading sun spots I was amazed my score is about 10% above last year's numbers. On Sunday I checked 10m at 1 PM local time, and within minutes the band took off. Worked about 100 Qs in 2 hours before I broke for lunch. 40m was a struggle to EU, even with the new 2-element 40-meter Yagi at 70 feet. Saturday night on 40 was just weird with only weak skew path to EU. For the first time I started the contest on Friday night on 40m, and that was a waste of time. Should have started on 20m where I went next. On an equipment note, I ran the IC-7300 exclusively on 20m, and I continue to be amazed at its performance for a $1300 radio. IC-781 used on all the other bands except 10m, where it was a TS-990S. Being in the middle of the country, having 2 mono-band Yagis per band on 20, 15 and 10m is a real advantage for an S&P operator. Changing beam directions at the click of a switch really helps.