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North American QSO Party, CW   2017   August   Claimed Score

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Call: AB1J
Operator(s): AB1J
Station: AB1J

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: Waltham MA
Operating Time (hrs): 8
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandQSOsMults
160:
80:2614
40:11134
20:12836
15:63
10:
Total:27187Total Score23,577

 

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Team:

Comments:     [email]     2017-08-06 17:30:08
This was an unintentional contest. I didn't even warn my wife about it, but nothing else of consequence was going on so I stopped in for a while, which turned out to be 8 hours. I guess I needed a serious radio fix, especially with so little going on during the week. Now that the sunspot count is dropping, overall HF activity has fallen off greatly. I know a lot of folks are doing the digital thing, especially on the nifty new FT8 mode. There's always activity to be found there and on JT65. But activity on the traditional modes, CW, SSB and RTTY, is minimal except on contest weekends. This morning I took a look on PSKReporter and noted the number of digital reporting stations: FT8 485 JT65 471 PSK 114 JT9 20 That's today, but you can see the future. I like these modes and was very active for five years on JT65 but don't have the ambition to start over again on FT8. I kind of wish I was just discovering the WSJT modes now and then I'd go crazy on FT8. It seems to me that FT8 has contest possibilities. Contests could be scheduled on weekends when there are vacant RTTY frequencies using the "fast QSO" technique described under V53DX on qrz.com. On FT8 a running station could have a new QSO started every 30 seconds (with 15 second overlaps). On the weekends there's often some good traditional contest going on if I want something fast and furious to get involved in. Like the NAQP-CW this weekend. I wanted to get some running experience and called CQ a lot with little success. 17% of my QSOs were from me running. Small signal = dinky results. But it was fun. Thanks for the QSOs. The fall contest season is rapidly coming up. Get ready. 73, Ken, AB1J Flex 6500 N1MM+ with CWGet (backup for my increasingly slow response times) 20-10 attic dipoles Outside stealth wire used on 20, 40 and 80m.