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North American QSO Party, CW   2010   January   Claimed Score

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Call: WE9V
Operator(s): WE9V
Station: WE9V

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 10
Location: USA
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:984199Total Score195,816


Club: Society of Midwest Contesters

Team: SMC #2

Comments:     [email]     2010-01-10 13:44:46
Boy, I just love this contest. It has some great qualities of a good contest: huge rates and only 10 hours. Which means it's only 10 hours of my wife complaining that I'm doing a contest. Started out very slow with rates under 80 the first two hours. I just couldn't get squat going on 20M, and even worse with 15M on the 2nd radio. Part of me thinks I should have been on 40M more, but then I fear I would have missed what few mults I did get on 15M. Due to the bands going long so early, I only took a 41 minute break in the 00z hour in order to get my daughter dinner (you'd think my wife could take care of that) and I took the last 1:20 of the contest off. If we have similar conditions next year, I think I should take off the first hour, as rates on 160 have got to be better than a 70 rate on 20M. Although, RFI noise continues to be a problem at this QTH, especially on the low bands. S8-9 on 160M with CW filter. Sorry if you called and I didn't hear you. It was great to hear all the tributes to Ken and Dallas. And it was kinda eery to work K4OJ Jim. Worked only one HI (WH6R), one ND (W0CZ), one MB (VE4EAR), and WV on one band (two stations). NE was the only state not worked on any band, plus PEI, NU, NWT and YT missed. I think I only passed about 3 stations all contest long. Dumb on my part. 0247: 5 per minute (300/hr) 0117: 27 per 10 minutes (162/hr) 0134: 120 per hour 0100: 111 clock hour So, while this is a highly popular NA contest, it certainly hasn't gotten to the point where people need to nuzzle in 100 Hz away from you. Funny thing is that they start with a CQ on your freq, then move a teeny tiny bit away, maybe 70 Hz, then a bit further. And of course it's the larger stations who try to do the squeeze play, forcing you to vacate. They like to pretend that you are outside of their passband and not bothering them, therefore they shouldn't be bothering you. But it's not the case. One very prominent contester in VE tried for a bit but after a little while, I guess he changed his mind. Maybe some believe this is NASCAR...rubbin' is racin'. 73 and thanks all for the Qs. Chad WE9V