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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2017   Nov 25   Claimed Score

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Call: N7ZG
Operator(s): N7ZG
Station: N7ZG

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: WWA
Operating Time (hrs): 46
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandQSOsZonesCountries
160:1167
80:1962241
40:4902878
20:4943075
15:4942349
10:291010
Total:1514119260Total Score1,522,384

 

Club: Western Washington DX Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-27 17:20:15
I've been monitoring solar index predictions so I knew it was going to be good especially for the low bands. Openings to EU not as strong on 20M as SSB and the opening windows very short as to be expected with no sunspots. Running on SSB was better due to stronger signals (SSN about 20 then) and more daylight but the QRM was horrendous on phone. Spent to much time on 40M on Sat morning chasing LP EU and unsuccessfully trying to work A44A. Spend more time on Sunday but was trying to stay awake copy CW. EU ops were not nearly as patient as JA when I was running or maybe the window was just too short. Very strong openings on 40 to EU and JA. Not sure what my JA totals are but they should be tremendous on 15 through 80. Especially 40. 40 was actually somewhat runnable to EU on Sat night as now I have a 2 over 2 with the lower antenna on EU while running JA (still working through stack match switching issues). 80M was really interesting. Geomagnetically things where a bit more active then forecasts led me to believe. I worked my normal CA mults on Friday evenings. Also easily worked zones 12 and 13 as well as zone 28 even with longer daylight in the southern hemisphere. On Sat. 80M was super quiet and I started hearing EU very load at about 7 pm. Especially zone 33. But was really surprising that I was able to hear zones 15, 16 and even 20! Managed to work YT9A easily for a new country. He must have a much lower noise floor that the rest of EU. Everyone seemed so loud to me (even though only S3 at best). Having said that it was a record year for me on EU as well as Asia with almost 200 Qs without really trying. Of note, I worked HS0ZAR and HS0ZIA on 80 at 8 am almost 1 hour after sunrise and in fully daylight! Zone 26 is really hard on 80. Solid openings still on 15 to JA. Many thanks to all JA ops. Found out about the new spectrum bandmap in N1MM+ last minute and thought I needed to get with the newer technology program. The N1MM team has done an awesome job and I really need to pony up a donation. The spectrum display is fairly stable but I'm wondering if Microsoft Windows 10 updates are causing problems with my COM ports. Steve N2IC has contributed a nice bridge to LP-Pan that is very straightforward to set up. Overall this technology could be a boon to spotting 10M activity during contests with the absence of sunspots. This was my first "balls to the wall" 48 hour effort and was a record year. Still need to work on operating skills. 73 and CU in ARRL DX. Guy, N7ZG