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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB   2017   Oct 28   Claimed Score

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Call: K3CCR
Operator(s): N3UM W3GB
Station: K3CCR

Class: M/2 HP
Operating Time (hrs): 33.4
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:105184331Total Score1,238,360


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-01 19:37:37
K3CCR is the club station at the Collington continuing-care retirement community at FM 18OW in MD, just east of DC. For CQ WW SSB 2017, N3UM and W3GB operated Multi-Two Assisted. As two retiree ops, we're ready to stay up late OR get up early, but no longer do both in the same overnight. We used our new JK Falcon beam (2 el. on 40 m. and 4 el. on 20 m.) for the first time in a DX contest. It did very well. On 40 m. we got 2X as many Qs and nearly 2X as many mults as we did in 2015 and 2016 CQ SSB using a good high inverted V. On 20 m. we got almost 2X as many Qs and a dozen or so more mults than in recent years, and made single-band DXCC. We were surprised at our good 15 and 10 m. results with SFI so low. We found it productive on all bands to switch among clicking on spots, CQing, and tuning, changing when the band map was worked out or the run or S&P rate fell. Tuning found many loud CQing stations that had not been spotted. Run freqs were scarce. We got a few fast but short runs, 100/hr but only for a few tens of minutes. We were happy with our final claimed score, our best in CQ SSB and better than N3UM got in 12 years of SOHP. We worked 116 total countries. It was fun to work rare and/or distant mults 5T, BY, FR, JT, SV5, and KH0.