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CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW   2018   Jan 26   Claimed Score

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

Class: Multi-Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 19.3
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs707State/Prov57Countries52Total Score236,094


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2018-02-01 17:27:02
K3CCR is the club station at the Collington continuing-care retirement community at FM 18OW in MD, just east of DC. N3UM and W3GB had fun in CQ 160 CW 2018 operating Multi-Op HP. Conditions and activity were very good, especially the first night. N3UM ran for 3 hr. and 243 QSOs to start, 81/hr plus 39 Eastern- sec mults. Run rate tanked after 01Z, but clicking spots till 02Z got to 281 Qs, 667 Q points, 9 DX mults, and 3 more secs. W3GB took the very-productive late shift 02-0730Z to get 33 DX and 11 Western-sec mults. He ~doubled our total Q points, to 1350. Next W3GB took the inevitably slower 2nd-night early shift 21-02Z and got 347 more Q points and 3 new mults. N3UM took the 2nd late shift 02-0648. Clicking spots 02-0340Z got a few Qs and mults but often no signal was heard, even from W1-W4 calls that should have been loud. Semi- desperate, he tried CQing at 0345Z. Instant success: 77 Qs in 1.4 hr. running, 55/hr late in the test. Surprise; many calls logged were those spotted but not heard earlier! Maybe some ops tried CQing, got spotted, but made few Qs and soon went S&P. Clicking spots 0510Z to 0650 QRT, N3UM got Q pts to 2166 plus 5 DX mults and 2 VE secs. Our final claim of 707 QSOs, 107 mults, and a 236K score was way beyond our best prior result of 560 Qs, 88 mults, and 144.7K in 2017. We got 61 EU Qs in 34 EU ctys; W3GB made 39 of those EU QSOs, most in the 1st night. We got 10 NA cty mults, KH6, and 7 SA and AF ctys. Missed NE, AK, BC, LB, and the NT provinces.