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ARRL 10-Meter Contest   2011   Dec 10   Claimed Score

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Call: KL8DX
Operator(s): KL8DX
Station: KL8DX

Class: SO CW LP
QTH: Alaska
Operating Time (hrs): 15h12m
Location: Other North America

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:88363Total Score279,028


Club: North Coast Contesters

Comments:     [email]     2011-12-12 20:56:56
My long time friend and old neighbor Sean, KL1SF made a return trip to Alaska on a work related mission. I was hoping to get him in the shack but his schedule never allowed it. He headed back to AZ on Friday night, so I did not operate a few hours so I could see him off. We were forecasted to receive strong winds yet again from another of our famous winter Chinooks. I had to crank down my beam from the 42-43 foot level where it normally sits, to about 20 foot. All of my operation on Saturday was with my beam at 22 foot! We had wind gusts here at my QTH to 60 Mph over the weekend so needless to say, the lower noise was horrible and it was directly in my lower 48 path. I was able to send the beam back up Sunday once the winds dropped to a normal speed. For me, I think the propagation on Saturday seemed a bit better than Sunday but of course, my beam was 20+ foot higher too! I will post a full overview on my blog in the next few days. I want to extend the very best of holiday wishes to everyone! Thanks for all the patience as I continue to learn the ropes to this contesting stuff. May 2012 bring you a wealth of DX to your logbook. I'm sure hoping it will bring me DXCC on 10 meters! 73, Phil KL8DX Denali National Park, Alaska Website: Blog: Work: