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CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW   2018   Jan 26   Claimed Score

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Call: N8II
Operator(s): N8II
Station: N8II

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 9
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs745State/Prov57Countries23Total Score142,800


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2018-01-30 02:14:11
From here conditions were poor to EU unlike many others experiences. I operated 160 a lot in the week leading up to the contest and worked booming or nearly so HA's and numerous northern EU and a few Russians, as well as TZ4AM and E31A. Friday, the EU were too busy the first 3 hours to worry much about digging out a weak USA station like me and by 0240Z I was feeling pretty tired, so QRT'ed missing the better EU conditions later. Saturday night EU was about as weak as it ever gets in the winter. The western USA was pretty weak except for a few big guns until QRT Friday, but I did work from about 25 minutes before sunrise until 13Z and ran some very loud west coast/Rocky Mtn. area stations as well as pulling KH7M easily out of the other callers. The next night was poor west of the MS river until around 04Z when I did pick up quite a few far western USA. I did do pretty well with the domestic mults and did do some searching for mults especially the 2nd night. There was decent Caribbean activity; it was nice to see two NP2's active as well as FM and Cuba. I was called by ZF, J6, PJ4, and P4. The overall rate was pretty good, 83 Q's per hour, but started at 23Z and rate was slower than most years as other locals also reported. Activity from SC (18 Q's) and MS (8) was at an all time high. Most active states were NY and PA with 45 Q's each followed by OH with 41. I would have missed NE and ND except for being called by one each of them. I heard KA7T in ID too late after sunrise to work and never did hear MB. Other than those and the usual nil's from YT and NU, I worked all of the lower 48 states/provinces. Signals out to 500 miles were really loud both nights. The competition has gotten too keen with two local 400K low power efforts and many more big scores farther northeast, no way I could ever come close to those scores it seems. I hope I gave a few a needed WV mult. It is hard to imagine how high scores would have been if the conditions from a week before through 2 days prior to the test had occurred during the test. 73, Jeff