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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2017   Nov 25   Claimed Score

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Call: W8FN
Operator(s): W8FN
Station: W8FN

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 12
Location: USA
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:30360144Total Score163,200


Club: DFW Contest Group

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-27 01:38:38
This one was hard work again. Bad conditions and my inferior antennas made it tough going on all bands. The lack of discipline heard on the DX pileups seems to be growing amongst the contest community as well. I can't say how many times I heard a DX station with a pileup come back to most of or even a complete call, only to have a dozen stations dump their calls over and over again while he tried to complete the QSO. I was disappointed to hear a lot of familiar contest stations doing this. Add to that the often-heard situation of guys running at 36-38 wpm but taking up to 2 seconds to come back to someone, even with a partial call, and you have the perfect prescription for chaos. Running non-assisted S&P these days seems to be a losing proposition. A good many of the big operations went for long periods with no ID and then sent their call just once, only to have it completely covered by the aforementioned uncontrolled calling. There must be a whole bunch of busted calls in the logs of people who just jump on spots without verifying who they're actually working. And get off my lawn! Sorry to be complaining -- guess I'm just tired and a bit frustrated with the way things work at sunspot minimum for us tribander and wire guys. Thanks to everybody who was able to copy my poor signal, especially on 80 meters. Hope to see you next time. 73... Randy, W8FN