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ARRL 10-Meter Contest   2017   Dec 9   Claimed Score

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Call: KF6NCX
Operator(s): KF6NCX
Station: KF6NCX

Class: SO CW LP
QTH: Chico, CA
Operating Time (hrs): 12
Location: USA

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Total:11Total Score4


Club: Northern California Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-12-11 04:04:21
Participating in the ARRL 10 Meter contest was a good learning experience. First I learned that the sit and pounce method (parking on one frequency and waiting for something to happen) has it’s pluses and minuses. On the up side, it frees you up to roam the house, tending to normal chores and activities (other than radio), keeping an ear on the hum of static from the radio. On the down side, it doesn’t seem to be very productive. The last half hour of the contest, I tried the search and pounce method, searching up and down the band. I heard two stations calling CQ. One was WU6X, an NCCC member in Auburn. The other was in Loomis. Both had weak signals at my station. WU6X didn’t seem able to hear me at all. The Loomis station responded once with a “QRZ?” That was it. Next year, I’ll put in more effort with the search and pounce method. If I’d spent more time doing that, I’m sure I would have heard some stations strong enough to work. I’d imagined that since I couldn’t hear anything at the frequency I was sitting on, and nothing during an occasional foray up and down the band, there was nothing I could hear most of the time. That was probably wrong. Also, I’m guessing that my dipole cut for 40 meters, tuned up for 10 meters with my electronic antenna tuner, isn’t the best antenna for 10 meters.