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Stew Perry Topband Challenge   2018   Spring   Claimed Score

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Call: KV4FZ
Operator(s): KV4FZ
Station: KV4FZ

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: U.S.Virgin Islands
Operating Time (hrs): 9.5
Location: Other North America

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:QSOs145Total Score1,820


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2018-03-11 20:47:20
Was able to get a few extra sections of the tower up just before the contest and with the stinger on top was able to get a 100-foot base loaded vertical. No beams yet for top loading)but adding 6 radials seemed to really make a difference. I missed several hours at the start since the cage feed was blowing into one of the guys and made it impossible to work anyone. My son and I with a flashlight saw that we could get back on by tying a rope to the bad cage wire and pulling it away from the guy just enough to get back on. Very sparse activity and plenty of local IX for nearby KP2 Klix machines. The NW Beverage was not working, probably ants again in the switching box) so I worked most of the stations on the EU beverage which was relatively quiet and allow me to null out the local interference problem. Best DX was UY7VV and UX1UA for 27 points who called me out of the noise with a very nice signal.He was followed by YO2GL, HG6O, and LY2XW for 26 points. Lack of EU congestion allowed a few EU stations to work me but mostly at their sunrise. Was hoping to work more West Coast but without a working antenna that way it was nearly impossible except for N6RO, K6SRZ, W6DR, and W7FI who took about 20 minutes to get his grid.