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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2017   Nov 25   Claimed Score

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Call: ZB2TT
Operator(s): K1ZM ZB2TT
Station: ZB2TT

Class: M/S LP
QTH:
Operating Time (hrs): 34.5
Location: Southern Europe

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandQSOsZonesCountries
160:111
80:86727
40:6091976
20:16232583
15:7461874
10:956
Total:307475267Total Score1,706,238

 

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-29 10:59:26
This entry will go in as a M/S as K1ZM was visiting ZB and he did a bit of operating on Saturday morning before he flew back to the US. Operating time: 34.5 Hours, poor antenna on 40m / 80m meant I could not operate throughout the entire night, as there was only a handful of stations that could hear me. Rig: IC-7300 100w Antenna 20m-10m: Hex Beam @9m / 29ft (fixed north) Antenna 40m-80m: Same hex beam with tuner Software: N1MM+ Contesting from ZB brings a lot of challenges, little space and high population density do not help for antenna space or QRM. Restricted antennas on 80m / 40m had a major impact on the score, apologies for the very weak signal on these bands. 10m - Awful in comparison to RTTY and SSB, only a few of the big South American stations where workable. From the look of DXMaps there was some Es around Northern Europe, but in Southern Europe there was none. 15m - Short lived openings to both Europe and North America, the band did not stay open after sunset which is unusual here. Some strong strong South East Asia during the early afternoon but no JA. 20m - Fantastic conditions throughout the contest on 20m, there was not the usual lull during the day as the band continued to perform. I can only presume that this is due to a lower MUF and less absorption creating optimum conditions on 20m. Good long path into JA both mornings and the band stayed open until around 1830z with a good opening to zone 3 both days. A very strange opening occurred to North America on Saturday morning just after my local sunrise, around 5-6 hours before their sunrise. 40m - Great conditions early both mornings on 40m to North America, also able to work into ZL and JA around my sunrise. Difficult to run without a resonant antenna on this band, for some reason it was far easier to work North America in comparison to Europe. 80m - Best efforts here, anyone who managed to work me on this band has some seriously good RX. 73 DE ZB2TT