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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2008   Nov 29   Claimed Score

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Call: W8QZA
Operator(s): W8QZA
Station: NØKE

QTH: Silt, CO
Operating Time (hrs): 42
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:38571143Total Score214,642


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2008-12-02 21:25:03
Xmtr: Elecraft K-2 Antennas: 160 M Sloper 40-80 M Hi-Tower Vertical 40 M 2 el yagi up 55 feet 10-15-20 TA-33M Tribander up 60 ft 10-15-20 3 el Delta (Quad variant) up 60 ft ___________________________________________ Phil (N0KE) was doing this contest at Keko's station, TI5N. So I asked my long time friend from high school (over 50 years!) if I could use his newly constructed "station in progress" for the contest. He graciously agreed. I arrived at his station in Silt, Colorado about 2 1/2 hours before the start of the contest. I followed all his carefully placed notes and hooked up the antennas outside. Inside, I connected my computer to his Elecraft K-2 and connected the antennas. After fixing my keyer and clearing up a few bugs, I was ready for my first contest Q only 8 minutes after the start on the contest! Everything worked well, and it was exciting to work Europeans on 20 as fast as I could call them each morning from 14:00 to 16:00 Z! I hadn't done that from my home QTH since the peak of the last cycle! That 3 el Delta (which is a triangular shaped Quad)really played well!! My best Q was finding TO3R (Reunion) at the very bottom of the 15 M band calling pretty lonely CQs. I got him with the Delta and my 5 watts in 3 or 4 calls! Other good Qs for me on 15 and 20 were 9J3A, 3V8BB, SV9CVY, 3X5A, and C4Z. The only problem, which is obvious to anyone looking at the band stats above, is my performance on 40 M. I am not sure why I did so poorly on 40, but stations simply did not seem to come back to me. ...and absolutely no Qs on 10 meters, despite going there many times both days and even calling blank CQ at times. No propagation!! But it was a wonderful and thrilling contest for me. The excitement kept me awake, and I had no trouble getting only 1 hour sleep the first night and 1 1/2 hours the second night, an all time low for me! Thanks Phil!!! 73, Bill Parker W8QZA QRP