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CQWW WPX Contest, CW   2017   May 27   Claimed Score

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Call: NN7CW
Operator(s): NN7CW
Station: NN7CW

Class: SO(A)AB HP
QTH: FL
Operating Time (hrs): 36:12
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandQSOs
160:0
80:26
40:649
20:679
15:121
10:71
Total:1546Prefixes698Total Score2,539,324

 

Club: Florida Contest Group

Comments:     [email]     2017-06-01 19:32:03
FT1000MP, HP, SteppIR BigIR vertical. My plan was to operate for 38 hours, which would have given me enough time to rest and do some chores around the house. No antenna for 160 m, so no QSOs here, and only 26 QSOs on 80 m, due to horrible performance of my antenna. I could only use 100 W and I figured that every QSO I had was a pain in the butt for the other station - sorry guys! 40 m worked incredibly well and 20 m was okay, but 15 m was another horror story. Despite a choke balun at the antenna, it would not tune properly and I had a lot of RF in the shack. I found 10 m to be technically working, but almost dead on Saturday. However, it seemed pretty hot on Sunday, starting around lunch time. I think I was one of the few who tried running on 10 m and I was rewarded with very nice rate (for the kind of antenna I had) until, all of the sudden, the antenna died (high SWR, always quickly increasing as soon as power was applied). I dismantled the damn thing and was able to get back on air temporarily with low power, but I could only do S&P on 10, 15 and 20. Interestingly I could run for the last hour on 40, but that was not the band I wanted to finish on and the rate was rather poor. Summary: I had a lot of fun, despite the ongoing issues with my antenna. I will try to replace it asap, because obviously it is the weak spot of my current improvised setup. Thanks to everyone who worked me! Vy 73!