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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2008   Nov 29   Claimed Score

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Call: VE6JY
Operator(s): VA7RR
Station: VE6JY

Class: SOSB/20 HP
QTH: Lamont, AB
Operating Time (hrs): 41
Location: Canada
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:192334124Total Score716,668


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2008-12-07 12:30:23
Many thanks to Don, VE6JY, for hosting me for another CW WW weekend - this is the 5th time that I've made the plane ride from home near Vancouver, BC, to Don's QTH a bit northeast of Edmonton, AB, for Worldwide code. It's been single band 20 for the past 4 years, and it's always worth the trip. Conditions up our way were both good, and not so good. As far as calling CQ goes, the band closed promptly both evenings right after sundown. Normally, I will get openings off and on over the pole throughout the night, where I can S&P at up to about 20/hr. Didn't happen this year. There's usually a nice peak into Z21, 22, and 23 about 05-06Z. Although geomagentic conditions were quiet, this opening produced nothing except A45XR on Friday night, and was not there at all on Saturday evening. Had a good shot at a VU2, JT, and A73A on Friday at this time, but they couldn't hear me - all responded to my call(s) by making another CQ. All in all, I got about five hours of sleep on Saturday evening - wish it were less. What was good was the overall activity, and the openings to EU were better for me than in the past couple of CW WW contests. For the first time, I was able to run EU from about 10Z-1130Z on Sunday morning before sunrise. I knew that this opening was a possibility, but had never encountered 20M band conditions good enough to experience it. We also got about 1-1/2 hours each day of runnable Europe from about 1515Z to 1645Z. Quite a difference from last year, when only a handful of EUs answered a CQ the entire weekend. The USA stations were plentiful, and a number of Africans called in during the USA run times. Many thanks to all for the Q's. 73, Gary VA7RR