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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2008   Nov 29   Claimed Score

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Call: VO1HE
Operator(s): VO1HE
Station: VO1HE

Class: SOSB/40 HP
QTH: The Rock
Operating Time (hrs): 14
Location: Canada

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:34127101Total Score117,248


Club: East Coast Canada Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2008-11-30 16:43:43
All S&P. Decided to stick to one band again. Thought I'd get a bit of time off during the day but 40 was open here both entire days to somewhere and a lot of the signals were loud. I reached my goal of DXCC on 40 and wanted at least half the zones so that worked out but it was touch and go down to the wire. Managed to get the last few countries within a few kcs toward the end. The pileups are getting more and more unruly all the time. Some guys never stop calling to hear if they've been answered. Just can't understand that. There were a couple pileups that I still have no idea who they were calling because they never stopped. I have to say that a lot of this is probably the fault of the DX. Quite often I'd hear the DX come back to a 1ABC call and a bunch of stations with no 1, A, B, or C in their calls would start up again. One of them would be loud so the DX would abandon the 1ABC and work the loud guy. Some people call that a "technique" but it just opens up the door to everyone to keep calling. The way of the future I guess. Still a few guys declining to send their calls every few Qs or so but I didn't notice that as much. When the contest started, in the first few contacts, I worked 3 stations and got 7 reports. There was one frequency where I heard a station CQ, answered him and had 3 reports come back at me. Never heard the other 2 call CQ at all. I started putting the station call in my exchange and never had anyone balk at it so I might keep going with that in the future on really crowded bands. I stopped doing that when the band thinned out a bit on Saturday. Anyway, I worked a few new ones for that band. Managed to get 2 JAs early Sunday. They were weak but they heard me. CU in the next one. 73 -- Paul VO1HE