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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2017   Nov 25   Claimed Score

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Call: KH6J
Operator(s): K9NW KH6FP KH6SH KH6U KH7U N2NL WH6R WH7W
Station: KH6YY

Class: M/M HP
QTH: Pupukea, Oahu
Operating Time (hrs):
Location: Other Oceania

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:8742180511Total Score17,771,138


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-27 19:11:23
Many thanks again to Alex, KH6YY, for allowing us to operate from his incredible QTH on the N. Shore of Oahu. Much effort over the past few months went into station repairs, correcting issues that seem to pop up frequently in Hawaii's tropical climate. Kimo KH7U and Doug KH6U both spent many days fixing the list of issues. Work ranged from such mundane tasks as clearing growth off elevated radials all the way to rebuilding the 80m yagi which was lowered and later raised by helicopter (Google "KH6YY 80M Beam" for YouTube vids). Without all this continual maintenance investment by Alex, Kimo, Doug, and many other volunteers, these contest efforts wouldn't be able to continue. Conditions seemed typical for this point of the solar cycle; perhaps marginally worse than expected. 10m had showed some promise of TEP propagation into JA and NA in the days prior to the contest, but QSOs were sparse. Overall, EU QSOs just about made up 10% of our QSO total, a little lower than we would have preferred, however everyone worked hard to maximize effort and nothing was left on the table when 2359z Sunday came around. The most remarkable event of the weekend was a 15M long path opening worked by K9NW Saturday evening. While the rates were never spectacular, Mike was able to work 287 EU via the long path which lasted until 2AM local time! This resulted in a very nice multiplier total for this band. Unfortunately, 20m did not get this opening, presumably due to daytime D-layer absorption over Africa along this same path (the same thing that brought NA East Coast signals louder via LP for about 90 minutes each day). The newly rebuilt 80m beam played well, with 74 European QSOs in the log. Thanks again to all for the contest QSOs; the team is next looking forward to the ARRL DX CW contest next February. For the team, 73, Dave N2NL/KH6