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California QSO Party   2017   Oct 7   Claimed Score

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Call: K6T
Operator(s): WQ6X
Station: W7AYT

Class: SO(A)Fixed LP
QTH: Concord, Ca
Operating Time (hrs): 18
Location: In State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh Qs
Total:34366Mults51Total Score59,211


Club: Mother Lode DX/Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-10-08 17:44:33
This was my 1st CQP solo from Contra Costa county. (In 2014 as K6U N6GEO & WQ6X set a multi-OP CCOS county record.) For 2017, condx. were better than I had expected they would be. The FT-1000mp was run barefoot into a 2-el 8JK sloping VEE, a CHA-250 vertical and a 3-el Hygain yagi for 10 meters. Surprisingly, Saturday afternoon produced a 10 meter opening with such surprises as HI8A & PY2NY. It also turns out that the 1000mp tunes the 10-meter yagi nicely on 15 meters (1:1 cable SWR) as I forgot to switch antennas when moving back to 15. RBN spots and a dozen QSOs suggests that it IS possible. Only 20% of the QSOs were made on SSB, I would have done more but not enough SSB people materialized for this contest event. I made extensive use of classic JPS NIR-12 Dual DSP and Autek QF-1A audio filters. The NIR-12 got rid of some of the junk and the QF-1A peaked weak signals so they would nicely pop into the headphones. The exceptional break-in of the Yaesu radio allowed me to hear numerous stations calling me even BEFORE my CQ call was finished. Wassup with THAT? Patience will make you more QSOs than being overly anxious. Remember this: while I am transmitting I CAN'T HEAR YOU! My BIGGEST BEEF is with stations running SO2R (or are otherwise just careless), who call a LOUD CQ and then disappear. I call them 3 times (others also call) with no reply. I send QRL? 3 times with no response. It's now safe to assume the frequency is open so I call CQ CQP. Immediately the station comes back to resume operations - WRONG! The frequency is NOW in use by someone else. Remember the rule of listening FIRST before you transmit? If the stationed had LISTENED FIRST he would have heard me calling CQ. I call this station and he immediately comes back to me, proof positive that he DID (or was capable of) hearing me in the beginning. FYI: I have reported this callsign (and other similar violators) to the CQP contest committee. Submitting a winning log pre-supposes that we conducted our operations with proper operating decorum. I missed a sweep due to lack of hearing: ND, NE, RI, MS, AK, AB & MR. County-wise, 42 counties ended up in the K6T log. Numerous stations ended up in the log on multiple band-modes - CooL! Where were the ladies on the air this weekend? I only worked 2 of them. You can read my write up of this contest later in the week at the WQ6X Contest Blog: WQ6X.Blogspot.Com What did YOU do in the California QSO party? Is K6T in your log?