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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2008   Nov 29   Claimed Score

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Call: ZS4TX
Operator(s): ZS4TX
Station: ZS9X

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Bloemfontein
Operating Time (hrs): 43
Location: Africa
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:3990130393Total Score6,197,707


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2008-12-03 13:25:32
Prime operating hours were lost as a result of storms and lightning. Had to run the station on a generator for the full duration of the contest because of a mains supply failure to the area around ZS9X. 10m was wide open to parts of EU for at least 5 hours each day but not many people monitoring that band currently! A surprise 10m opening to NA and SA around 15Z helped the mult total a bit. Real pity that mostly only the big MM stations were active there. 15m Was again the bread and butter band with good signals from all over while 20m was as frustrating as ever with big signals from most callers and being heard over the pile ups became very difficult on Sunday. Like on 20m I had to repeat calls several times on 40m before the "real" caller came back with a report. 80m showed promise with good signals from EU, NA and ASIA while the highlight was surely OX5AA calling me almost an hour after my sunrise at the end of my morning opening run. 160m was useless as a result of the thunderstorms. Even the local ZS stations were almost unworkable. See you in 2009 Bernie