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CQWW WPX Contest, CW   2017   May 27   Claimed Score

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Call: K9CT
Operator(s): AB9YC K9CT K9MA K9ZO N9CK WT2P
Station: K9CT

Class: M/2 HP
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:3861Prefixes1178Total Score10,223,862


Club: Society of Midwest Contesters

Comments:     [email]     2017-05-29 09:31:21
We had a pretty good team of cw operators and good friends. Scott, K9MA was a first time operator at K9CT and did a fantastic job. Everyone gets along so well and enjoy each other's company. We started off quite well. Saturday morning was good rate and even got some good EU runs....however condx changed and the bands went quiet. It became a real struggle for us to find any stations to work. We kept at it without complaint....the low bands became quite noisy with all the lightning based in the huge storms just south of us. It seemed like condx were slightly better as Sunday morning progressed. However, it was almost afternoon before we could again hear many EU on 20m. Condx steadily improved to the end and we made as many QSOs and multipliers as possible as we neared the finish line. Aurora oval really dropped down and killed our path to EU. We observed a clear skew path to JA and AS from 2-5 am Saturday morning. Lots of echo and QSB caused several repeats on numbers and calls for accuracy. Everyone on the team brought great food and drink to share. With the condx so poor, it became a brat fest! We received an email from an operator that we were his first cw QSO ever. How oool is that? Maybe a new contester is born. We encountered a few issues that were resolved during the contest. A bird family decided to build a nest on top of a rotator motor and that took out the pulse sending to our rotator control. Two climbs on the tower resolved that issue. We had a high SWR show up on 15m and that took some investigation to clear out a bad jumper at the base of the rotating tower. Time to replace all of them. Thanks for the QSOs and fun. Let's hope the sun quiets down for the fall contest season. 73, Craig K9CT