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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB   2017   Oct 28   Claimed Score

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Call: W2RE
Operator(s): W2RE
Station: W1/EASTPORT

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Maine
Operating Time (hrs): 46
Location: USA
Radios: SO2R   Remote operation

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:4605114416Total Score7,024,090


Club: Frankford Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-10-30 08:49:02
Remote Operation from Eastport, Maine First of all, Congrats to Doug Grant K1DG! Incredible job OM! Let me first talk about station operation and future developments before I get into the contest. My last CQWW operation was in 2012 which I participated from my Summit, NY Qth. I was physically onsite operating with Yaesu 1000mp’s and tube amplifies, I now look back and think how archaic that operation seems to me today. I still operate that awesome Catskill QTH but with a K3/0-mini on my kitchen table. W1/Eastport: In 2015 we purchased 63/ac land on the Atlantic Ocean where it meets with the Bay Fundy in Eastport, ME. IMHO, its ideally the best location in the USA. Video taken by drone: The Eastport station is completely automated for remote operation and it works awesome for daily use but it has limitation for contesting as configured today in SO2R or Multi. As we continue to build this station out with future towers/antennas development we will cleverly incorporate seamless operations for contesting. Like anything it takes time to develop a station but we add another whole other level of complexity doing it remote. W1/Lubec: In Dayton this year, Dr. David Borenstein KA2HTV asked If we could develop him s station just like W1/Eastport for his own personal remote operation. In a few short months we went from nothing to an awesome station located in Lubec, Maine. Video taken by drone: Nate N4YDU (NR3X) had the opportunity as mentioned in his post to operate this newly developed station that we call W1/Lubec. Nate did an incredible job even w/o 2nd radio. Pretty impressive! Contest: Nate kept me motivated with an inner competition between ourselves. To keep it interesting we decided to post our scores live on Cq-contest. Now, that was fun! I didn’t think it was possible to make 4600 Q’s without a 10M opening but I underestimated the power of this location in Maine. Making 2000 Q’s on 15M was a nice a surprise too. Both 20M and 15M were an endless pit of callers and it never stopped. John ON4UN would give me updates on my signal on 15m and 20M. He couldn’t believe that I was 59+50db on both 15 and 20. Thanks for the updates OM! Final thoughts: Its magical when I turn on the radio that is located 500 miles away. I didnt have single issue the whole weekend. Special thanks to Lee WW2DX and Rock WW1X for keeping this stuff working 24/7/365. 73, Ray W2RE