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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2008   Nov 29   Claimed Score

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

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: New Mexico
Operating Time (hrs): 43
Location: USA
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:2725149440Total Score4,428,102


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2008-12-01 09:14:04
A very interesting weekend. 10 and 15 were the deadest I have heard them from this QTH, and maybe even during the sunspot minimum from the previous Colorado QTH. 160 - I don't have a big signal on this band - a vertical on a rocky mountaintop just doesn't work like it would on flat land. Band was okay on Friday night, but really played well around Europe sunrise on Saturday night. 36 Europeans worked. Very poor to JA both mornings with only 2 JA's worked. Heard VR2PX, BY, and UA0 both mornings, but no QSOs. 80 - FB to Europe and JA both nights. 97 EU and 102 JA's. Fun to work UN4L short path, and EY8MM long path, as well as a very loud JT1BV. 40 - The nighttime workhorse. Never could get much going to Europe. When the band was at it's best, I was either on 20 running JA, or beaming JA after Europe sunrise. Otherwise, the MUF was too low to Europe. 175 EU. 465 JA. 20 - Best 20 meter numbers ever for me. Super EU rate for about 1.5 hours each morning. I learned one thing this year - Be on 20 just as the sun is rising, rather than DXing on 40 and 80. For about 30 minutes at sunrise, I felt like I was at KC1XX ! 564 EU (136 DL's). 311 JA's. Surprised to miss Zone 18 - usually easy from here around 01Z, but by 01Z, the band was almost dead. 15 - Struggled to work 10 EU and 13 JA. First contest I have operated from here that there was no JA opening. For a few minutes 5H3EE was the loudest signal on the band. 10 - A VHF band. HC8N and LU1HF were beacons for hours, but never moved the S meter. Happy to work PY2NDX and CE3AA for double mults on 5 minute openings. The station and operator played well. I'll keep the old TS-950SDX's around for a while longer. It rained on Thursday and Friday, reducing the power line noise to insignificant levels on all bands and all directions.