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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2008   Nov 29   Claimed Score

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Call: 4O3A
Operator(s): 4O3A
Station: 4O3A

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 46
Location: Eastern Europe
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:5678145456Total Score6,664,489


Club: SKY Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2008-12-01 08:42:52
First conclusion: Missed good chance to make my best result ever, better then last year. Goal was 8M points, and even with worse conditions on 15M and 10M, it was almost possible. But had a lot of problems, with happy final at the end. ( Prices comes Monday and draw me back from hilltop in haven, hahaha ) 1 - Start with problems – I thought it was problem? Have to say that my station is pretty OK and almost all elements inside and outside are installed. SO2R and station automation is great and comfort is superb. Only one important element I can’t control is – weather. Friday evening starts with worse scenario I was afraid about - south wind with rain and lot of noise. But noise was not the worse I had on station and pile up was good. Everything was under control and score was 10% higher than last year. But problem does not start yet. It comes suddenly Saturday lunch time, when weather become to be better and bands clear. 2 - Real problem on scene! Saturday afternoon I lost electricity. Since electricity did not come back until sunset, I understand that electricity failure has to be serious. Generator was switched on and it does not looks as any problem at all. But… Suddenly, generator started to break after hour or two. And then is stopped every 10 – 15 minutes. Looks like diesel filter was bad, because after pumping diesel it started again normally. And next 16 hours I was in total mess. Generator stopped every 15 – 20 minutes, after I had to shut down all equipments, except PC which was connected on UPS, go in generator room with Boro 4O6Z, pump diesel, started again and come back in shack to wait until AMP timer switched on. Then I had to search for new frequency, building up pileup etc… I was really very close to quit contest, but fortunately survive and left in chair somehow. 3 - Nightmare finished at Sunday morning… Total damage is – 2 hours without any electricity and 14 hours with lot of disturbance and operating 80% of this time. I lost advantage I had before losing electricity and Sunday morning, when electricity come back I was 600 QSO’s behind last year result. This difference was kept until the end. To be realistic, without disturbing I was able to make at least 600Qs more, what should make score of 7,5M points. Good ones is I did not quit. I was so mad and disappointed, and decided to shut all down, but after 10 minutes said – NO? Too much to left both CQ WWs?! In generally, it was Low band contest. Bad propagation on 15M and 10M did limitation and final multiplier score is worse I ever had. Total QSO points is same as last year, what mean that average QSO weight is better because I did more of 3 point QSOs on 40M. Of course, 40M was main band and many rear stations called me – H44, CE0, FK, FO….Sunday evening I finished on 40M, and it sounds great. Clear band, only DX callers. Thanks to all who called me. My truly congratulation to Ben, DL6FBL who again make nice show and did great score from average station and good location. Also to Toni, who had his own contest and pileup’s. Looking forward to see what surprise he has for us – poor EU contesters. CU in CQ WW 160 73 Ranko