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Washington State Salmon Run   2017   Sep 16   Claimed Score

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Call: N8II
Operator(s): N8II
Station: N8II

Class: SOMixed HP
Operating Time (hrs): 10
Location: Out of State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh QsDig Qs
Total:113790Mults34Total Score18,898


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-09-18 17:39:53
Score includes 1000 bonus points for working W7DX who was heard on both modes from different counties most of the party. Conditions were certainly no picnic with noticeably poor signals from WA around 21Z Saturday and even a bit earlier on Sunday. By 2220Z, signals on 20 were almost gone! But, thanks to some sporadic E which also provided a few IAQP QSO's things improved with poor activity around 0015-0045Z. Most all of my QSO's after a dinner break at 2103Z Saturday were on 40 and 80. I worked several stations on 40 CW starting at 2351Z and by 01Z signals some stations were loud on 40. At midnight here, 40 was deserted and WA stations were busy working each other on 80 CW. Signals were all near the QRN level which was not that high for this season. I did get one answer on 80 to a few CQ's. Finding the mobiles/rovers (K7TQ and WW7D) was a very daunting task on 20 Saturday even when signals peaked worsened by disturbed conditions. The sun has been extremely flare prone the past 2 weeks. 15 did open well from 1945Z-2031Z, but few ops took advantage of it which hurt their score as all day Sunday nothing was heard from WA or even CA and they ran out of new 20M Q's. Activity pretty much collapsed Sunday around 19Z and the mobiles were weak from 20Z onward, but they still were in there trying to make QSO's with K7TQ hitting Pend Oreille county for my last multiplier. Finding new Q's was quite a challenge all day, but I did have some small SSB runs and the mobiles kept moving and were much easier to find than on Saturday thanks to lower absorption, them sticking to the same CW frequencies, and fewer other stations to sort through. Thanks so much to WW7D and K7TQ for their efforts driving many miles all weekend and they provided many mults along with a surprising number of new mults answering my CQ's on 20 phone. WW7D found me several times on 20 phone Sunday. But, the number of causal ops seemed way down compared to last year when they were out in big numbers. The serious guys were all there. Despite taking fairly generous time off, this was close to as well as I could with the generally poor conditions with little on 15 and very early band closings on 20. Many hours, running on 20 was just not possible or barely possible. Thanks for all of the QSO's and most WA ops were efficient especially on CW. I was heard pretty well. 73, Jeff