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ARRL 10-Meter Contest   2017   Dec 9   Claimed Score

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Call: W3EP
Operator(s): W3EP
Station: W3EP

Class: SO CW Unlimited HP
Operating Time (hrs):
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:33543Total Score57,620


Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-12-11 16:29:41
The contest started out auspiciously enough: logged 49 QSOs, but none out of the Northeast. It was downhill from there, with a just a few surprises: The openings to South America and the Caribbean early Saturday and Sunday afternoons netted 7 multipliers, but I had the uneasy feeling I missed something, especially as I had to be gone three hours on Saturday. Had easy QSOs with V51YJ and ZM4T, also quite unexpected surprises. During the last hour of the contest ran off 21 QSOs, 15 in Minnesota and 1 in North Dakota for my last multiplier. This run seemed to be all sporadic-E, though signals ranged from just out of the noise to honest S-9s. In between, it was mostly a struggle to make contacts via scatter. I am sure I missed some QSOs due to marginal conditions, but my thanks to those stations that stuck with it. There may have been short-lived Es mixed in, but there did not seem to be any sustained openings, save perhaps for that last remarkable hour. With the exception of that one QSO with ND, I did not hear any stations west of the Mississippi. Still, there seemed to be some CW activity most of the time, but most often stations I had already worked. They were plugging away and keeping the band from folding altogether. Kudos to you fellows! Along the way, I gave up on SSB and entering as HP Mixed. There seemed to be little SSB activity, perhaps because even the marginal conditions evident on CW were not good enough for SSB activity. This was clearly (at least from the Northeast) a CW event. Still an interesting 10-Meter contest, even if among the slowest in many years.