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ARRL DX Contest, CW   2008   Feb 16   Claimed Score

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Call: KL8DX
Operator(s): KL8DX
Station: KL8DX

Class: SOAB LP
Operating Time (hrs): 15
Location: Other North America

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:50056Total Score84,000


Club: North Coast Contesters

Comments:     [email]     2008-02-17 19:50:00
Friday night and Saturday morning were brutal this far north, low & slow! By Saturday afternoon, things were sounding better. I decided on my low power entry and I am glad I stuck with it. By Sunday, it all paid off! The bands came alive and 20 meters was the best I have heard it in weeks, if not more. I can always count on the west coast but the east and central US was just pounding into the interior of Alaska on Sunday! I was actually surprised how far my 100 watts was being heard since I have become amplifier dependent up here more than ever. I was not able to work the entire contest but what I did work was a blast. I parked and called CQ more than I did S&P. Thanks to all those that stuck it out to work me. We have had strong SE winds all weekend and currently receiving gusts over 60 mph as I write this. I had some instances of high noise from the local area but it was workable. More than once, someone running Amtor or Baudot or one of the digital modes, QRM'd my frequency which made it hard to hear at times. I moved around but evidentially, I was trespassing on somebody's frequency even though I had been there for a few hours. This accounted for most of my repeats and hopefully I did not bust too many callsigns. It was great working many familiar callsigns and several new! I heard lots of great DX but I was not able to work them in this contest. I sure could have used a few new ones. Other than hitting the wrong Fkey a few times, things went very well with the software (N3FJP). Observation: I can tell it is February as lots of non "4" hams in Florida! It was great working my old neighbors and club members back in Ohio, too. All the best and thanks again for the contacts! I am CW challenged so I sure appreciate everyone's patience.