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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2017   Nov 25   Claimed Score

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Call: CR3OO
Operator(s): CT1BOH
Station: CR3A

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Location: Africa
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:9123128432Total Score15,264,480


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-28 12:26:44
This was my 56th operation in CQWW, non stop since 1989, and unfortunately not going into younger, but 2BSIQ (Two Bands Synchronized Interleaved QSOs) keeps me alive… For this contest I didnÂ't start training with DXlog simulator in the summer like I did in 2016 and 2015. I guess I was lacking motivation. For two reasons: The first one is I would rather operate from the Caribbean, into order to have 60% USA in the log instead of 40% like we have in CT3, and this % is instrumental to achieve super high rates. The second one is CR3A station is in a really bad shape. But then, in an Whatsapp conversation with N6MJ, something he said made a clicked in me and all of a sudden I was hyper motivated again. Our brain is so strange… 2BSIQ is really an incredible way of operating. It is more complex than what I originally though. In the two weeks prior to the contest, I optimized my operating technique. I had different techniques depending on the size of the overall two pile-ups, and on the % of USA/EU stations calling me. This was new in comparison to 2015/2016 Also this year there was side by side log entries lines in DXlog program and this made a huge difference (thanks Chris - 9A5K for implementing that after my request). In the end all this paid up, achieving 9123 QSOs, almost 1000 more than in 2016, with worse conditions on 15 and 20 for USA, and with only 38% of USA stations in the log, the lowest in recent years So I think it was very good contest for me! Congrats to KL9A and N6MJ â€" They are TOP and inspirational. Set up: Station: 10 meter and 15 meter USA: 20 meter USA: can you notice missing antenna elements tips? Reflector shorter than other elements…. 40 meter USA inv V: This antenna fell after a storm hit Sunday afternoon. Luckly it was not Saturday. 80 meter USA/EU: 10 meter EU: 15 meter EU: The crank-up tower is rusted and broken, but even at this low, it get’s out 20 meter EU: 40 meter EU: The crank-up tower is rusted and broken, but even at this low, it get’s out Many thanks to my lovely wife Lara for support. Many thanks to CT3BD and CT3DL for helping before contest. See you next year.