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ARRL DX Contest, CW   2011   Feb 19   Claimed Score

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Call: KL8DX
Operator(s): KL8DX
Station: KL8DX

Class: SOSB/20 HP
QTH: Alaska
Operating Time (hrs): 18h33m
Location: Other North America

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:112658Total Score195,750


Club: North Coast Contesters

Comments:     [email]     2011-02-20 21:16:11
Excellent conditions for a change with an exception of Sunday from 1900z to about 2100z. Alaska was DX in this contest so my antenna stayed pointed in one direction. DC and WV were my last two lower 48 states and they came through with plenty of time to spare. Lots of flutter and echo at times making copy a bit challenging but most could hear me. The only exception is when many of the lower 48 stations are pointed to Europe with their antennas. Often times, I can call and call and they won't hear me so I normally have to wait until late morning when the antennas begin to follow the sun. I decided on single band entry on 20 sacrificing my score. I had to balance work with radio time so I wanted to take advantage of my strongest band with the hopes of getting a sweep. The sweep did not happen again as I missed NF, LB, NT, YT and NU in Canada. Someday... Lots of great fun with the only downside being an abnormal amount of dupes. Band was hot and by the looks of things, I missed some great activity on 15 meters. My life story. Thanks again for the contacts and sorry to those I missed. We had wind and snow move in on Sunday which made things a bit tough. Wall to wall CW made for good use of all the filters in my IC-756PRO. Thanks again as not only did this contest challenge my CW speed but also my keyboarding skills. With any luck, see ya in this one next year! 73, Phil - KL8DX Denali National Park, AK