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ARRL 10-Meter Contest   2017   Dec 9   Claimed Score

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Call: K3CCR
Operator(s): N3UM W3GB
Station: K3CCR

Class: M/S HP
Operating Time (hrs): 8.5
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:17736Total Score24,264


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-12-13 16:57:39
K3CCR is the club station at the Collington continuing-care retirement community at FM 18OW in MD, just east of DC. N3UM and W3GB operated Multi-1 in ARRL 10 m. 2017. The first hour went OK with 7 mults and 42 CW QSOs, 36 of them running. But after that runs ended after 10 or so Qs, and clicking spots would clear the band map in a few minutes or tens of minutes. We got 12 to 17 Qs in parts of 5 hours, and 5 to 8 in others. Our BIC time was just 8.5 hr. due to these slow rates and breaks for non-ham-radio things. Two-thirds of our 177 QSOs were VHF-style LOS/Tropo in MD, VA, PA, and NJ with 46, 46, 17, and 10 Qs respectively. We got 8 Qs in FL and 1 to 4 QSOs in the other 17 states and 3 VE provinces we worked by either meteor scatter or weak sporadic E (hard to tell). In the east (W1 thru W4) we missed RI, SC, and TN. To the west we got IL, WI, and LA but no further. F-layer propagation was rare and quite brief. We got just 5 countries in SA plus V5, Namibia. Due to few and weak SSB signals and even fewer spots, only 10% of our Qs were on SSB. Made one freak SSB DX QSO, CX, with one call!