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

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Call: N4XD
Operator(s): N4XD
Station: N4XD

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs):
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs1132State/Prov58Countries53Total Score429,237


Club: Smithchart ARC

Comments:     [email]     2018-01-29 00:01:08
As always, thanks to CQ magazine for continuing to sponsor this fun contest. Condx to west coast seemed quite good both days. Noise on 2nd day was a disappointing change from the first night which was exceptionally quiet. Seemed to be an increase in 2x3 call signs. Excellent to see! Also, as others have noted, seems an increase in REALLY clicky signals. I'd propose this: If you contest its your responsibility to have a clean signal. If you can't/ won't do that please don't annoy others with your less than clean signal. I'd like to see the sponsors penalize stations that cause this QRM. Doable by reviewing the recording of the contest. Some notable signals: G3PQA amazingly loud. Same with N6RO from the west coast. IR9R was also very, very loud well before his sunrise. Pleased with K3 diversity with the HiZ 4sq to the NW and beverage to the NE. Fun to work west coast and next Q from EU. Thanks all for the Qs and patience when my muddled mind would not process the calls correctly :) A note about FT8. Are the folks running this not aware that they can't just fire up without making sure the frequency is clear? Several times I was running and suddenly their QRM started. Just like any other mode if you are running FT8 its your responsibility to assure the frequency is clear before you fire up. Equip: K3 Alpha 91b (what a wonderfully smooth amp!) HiZ 4sq receive Beverages N1MM+ (continues to be excellent)