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CQWW WPX Contest, CW   2017   May 27   Claimed Score

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Call: NA6O
Operator(s): K3EST K6AW N6RO N6WM NA6O WA6O
Station: N6RO

Class: M/M HP
QTH: Oakley, CA
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:3869Prefixes1071Total Score9,712,899


Club: Northern California Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-05-28 17:06:06
There was remarkable upper band propagation beginning at the very start of the contest that continued through on Saturday. Stations were worked at unusual times, including EU on 15 and 20m throughout the day, as well as unusually loud antipodal signals in an extended propagation event that lasted well into Saturday evening when all six bands were open for over an hour (G3 storm with K=6 to 7). This required some schedule shifts to maintain band coverage. Effects of the wake of a passing CME are most unpredictable. Unfortunately after the remarkable propagation event died down, the adverse affects of the storm set in, resulting in an anemic Sunday drudge on the upper bands with many unanswered CQs. Despite the very slow rate, 15 and 20m stations (and 10 as needed) beaconed through the remainder of the contest as true contesting protocol requires. Bottom line: This resulted in a big RADIO OAKLEY TEAM effort over the entire 48 hour contest period to keep the active chairs warm. 10 -- K3EST, K6AW, NA6O shared): 10 threw a party Friday late afternoon but hardly anyone came. It was open coast to coast and to the Pacific. Overall, QSOs were made in 13 of the 48 hours. Guys, you gotta remember to check 10 and check it often! 15 -- N6WM Day shift Sat/Sun, with evening support from K3EST, K6AW, and NA6O): Productive for long stretches in the first 2/3 of the contest. 20 -- K3EST/K6AW two-man crew kept this band covered nearly around the clock. It was the money band. 40-- WA6O: Mike iron-manned through two all-nighters, draining the band of any and all available stations/mults despite challenging 40m conditions. 80--K3EST Sat, NA6O Sun 160 -- N6RO Low band noise was very high throughout the contest, mostly from PG&E. QSO totals were well down from last year. Too many valuable JAs were simply unworkable on 80. We also continue our battle with inter-station interference, especially when so many bands are active simultaneously. Friday night, the power line noise on 160 was obscured by noise from thunderstorms... I suppose that's "good news?" Ken's highlight was working AH0K on 160. Station: 10/80m -- SO2R station - K3/P3 X 2, Acom 2000A and AL-1200 15m -- Flex 6700 with Alpha SmartSDR running, Flex control and K6TU control for iPad; AL-1200 20m - K3 Alpha 40m-- K3/P3 Alpha 160m-- K3/P3 Alpha All using N1MM Logger + Yagi stacks on 40-10, 4sq on 160, 4sq and wire quads on 80. It wouldn't be a real contest without Ken's famous contest chili. So Ken asks Mike, "Did you get chili?" "No," Mike replied, "it was Columbia." That wraps up another fun and successful contest for Team Radio Oakley. Achieving 92% of last year’s claimed score in spite of the difficult conditions was rewarding. Thanks for the Qs and see you again soon.