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CQ WPX RTTY Contest   2012   Feb 11   Claimed Score

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

Class: SOAB(TS) LP
QTH: Alaska
Operating Time (hrs): 24:34
Location: Other North America

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:740Prefixes371Total Score628,103


Club: North Coast Contesters

Comments:     [email]     2012-02-13 08:24:47
My low power effort as I have not yet had my amplifier repaired. Obviously, 15 meters was the money band for me however, 20 meters produced only 15 fewer multipliers for nearly half the QSO's! This was due to better than fair conditions into Europe on 20 meters in the mornings. We once again are experiencing Chinook winds here in the interior with gusts over 40 mph for most of the weekend. I had much more QRN than normal, especially toward the lower 48. I just lowered my beam as we are supposed to have 65 + mph gusts for the next 24 to 36 hours. My Hazer crank is approximately 4 foot above the ground and I had to dig snow out from around the crank so I could turn it. This is due to lots of drifting snow on the north side of my home where my tower is. These winds are bittersweet. It has been well above freezing so my heating bill should get a reprieve but the warmer temps make things very slick outside not to mention it's hard on the antennas. I'm pretty happy with my effort however, I slept in both mornings so I left 5.5 hours of available operating time on the table. I was hoping get a 3am-4am start both mornings but it just did not happen. Rough week I guess. I'm looking forward to next weekend as I once again continue my pursuit of low power contesting. Two things are very apparent with low power; 1. A much lower score 2. Shack is 20 degrees colder than normal Lots of stations with great receivers and thanks much for pulling out my weaker than normal signal. I did put a bit more detail from this contest in my latest blog entry. 73! Phil - KL8DX Denali National Park, AK Blog - Website - Work -