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CQWW WPX Contest, SSB   2014   Mar 29   Claimed Score

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Call: LA3S
Operator(s): LA3BO
Station: LA3S

Class: SOSB10 LP
Operating Time (hrs): 29
Location: Northern Europe

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:987Prefixes580Total Score1,418,680


Club: LA Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2014-03-31 10:09:11
I was not ready for SOAB this year, and the low-band antennas are down at LA3S, so the obvious entry would be SO10. This, in combination with very good conditions recently on the high frequencies, made the choice easy. I normally prefer CW, and operate SSB LP in contests so seldomly that I forget how frustrating it is to have no attention. In a contest where "everybody" represent a mult, the only way to be noticed is a strong signal. That is not easy with 100w and 3el. How I missed the rbn! The operation was 80% S&P, with only a few runs during the final opening to NA on Sunday. My goal was to beat the old national record at 423k. By the end of day 1 I was about half, but the openings to JA and NA were not very productive, so I was anxious about the conditions in day 2. It opened quite early with a much better opening to JA, and also NA came in with better signals than the day before. At sunset I realized that I had a good signal in NA, and could benefit from the fact that most of the other EU stations either had the band closed, or had moved to a lower band. So the last 3-4 hours were the most enjoyable. I have seldomly increased the rate towards the end of a contest, but thanks to some spotters, I could add about 400k to the score. I look forward to the CW leg, it will probably be SO10. Long live the sun-spots, this is fun! 73, Svein, LA3BO