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ARRL 160-Meter Contest   2017   Dec 1   Claimed Score

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Call: NO3M
Operator(s): NO3M
Station: NO3M

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: PA
Operating Time (hrs):
Location: USA
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs1695Sections79Countries43Total Score500,688

 

Club: North Coast Contesters

Comments:     [email]     2017-12-03 20:40:53
Lots of antenna work in preparation for this one. The beverage arrays in the back woodlot were a mess, nearly all either broken, shorted on other wires at crossovers, etc. After three long afternoons of repair work, everything was back to normal and it was refreshing to have the sharp directivity again. Interesting conditions as others have pointed out. EU trickled in from the start and up until about 0530z the first night, with a lone GM station logged around 0720z. There was no EU sunrise rush. The second night was similar with some EUs continuing near their SR, but nothing spectacular. No JA, VK, ZL or other AS/PAC stations heard either morning, though, there was a weak station to the NW calling in on Sunday morning, but not enough to get the call. While adjusting the filtering trying to dig for that signal, the K3 spiked power and tripped the amp grid protection. I reached over to reset it and ended up powering OFF the amp!! Ran the next three minutes LP and almost lost the frequency as the station above me started to slide down. 238 5-pointers worked. The rates at the beginning were phenomenal. 193 first hour, with the best 60 minute rate topping 197/H between 2204-2303z. 50% of total QSOs reached in a little over 6 hours. First night rates: 2200 193 193 11.4 2300 155 348 20.5 0000 148 496 29.3 0100 130 626 36.9 0200 95 721 42.5 0300 94 815 48.1 0400 92 907 53.5 0500 69 976 57.6 0600 27 1003 59.2 0700 24 1027 60.6 0800 17 1044 61.6 0900 16 1060 62.5 1000 20 1080 63.7 1100 40 1120 66.1 1200 28 1148 67.7 The best 60 minute rate was 197/hour from 2204 to 2303 The best 30 minute rate was 204/hour from 2206 to 2235 The best 10 minute rate was 234/hour from 2226 to 2235 The best 1 minute rates were: 6 QSOs/minute 2 times. 5 QSOs/minute 15 times. 4 QSOs/minute 42 times. Fun as always and nice to work topband friends, both domestic and DX. Looking forward to the Stew Perry and CQ160. 73 Eric NO3M 2x K3 + Acom 2S1 Commutator + AL1500 amp so2sdr contest logger for Linux (N4OGW author) TX Four Square Custom switching and control system for RX antennas RX antennas: 8-circle BSEF E,SE,S,SW,W: 2x300m broadside beverage arrays each direction N,NW: 2x365m end-fire beverage arrays each direction NE: 3x300m broadside beverage array