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Class: SO SSB QRP
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|Comments: [email] 2014-12-14 17:19:42|
|It has been a bit of a tradition of mine over the last few years to operate in the 10 Meter Contest as a SSB QRP entrant, with the goal to best my previous year's score. Last year, I made an acceptable showing of about 7.4k using my ZS6BKW doublet up about 30 feet. This year I knew I would need to step up my game, since we are now on the downswing of Cycle 24. I upgraded the antenna to a Moxon (up only about 15 feet, but much better pattern than the ZS6BKW on 10 meters, and less loss) and also added a RF speech processor to give my QRP signal some extra oomph. I think I can say that the upgrades paid off. I scored better than double my previous best score. This is a completely subjective assessment, but it also didn't seem like propagation was quite as good this year as it was last year. I did not hear a ton outside of North America and Japan, but was able to work most of the stronger stations I could hear. An enjoyable contest, and I've set a new personal high score that's going to be a lot harder for me to beat next time.|