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ARRL 10-Meter Contest   2017   Dec 9   Claimed Score

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Call: W4PK
Operator(s): W4PK
Station: W4PK

Class: SO CW Unlimited HP
Operating Time (hrs): 8:06
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:11732Total Score14,976


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-12-11 00:00:34
Well,what can I say? Conditions certainly were way down from 2011 where I had 871 CW QSOs for a score of 581,828, my personal best for this contest. This year I only managed to get 6 DX contacts, all trans-equatorial. One was with C51 in Africa and the other was with New Zealand. The rest was with South America: CE, CX, LU and PY. At times on Saturday the South American stations were booming in with S9 signals! Sunday was not nearly as good with several stations not hearing me at all. And I am running a KW to a 7-element 10M beam! I was picked up by skimmers a only a couple of times during the contest. Many times when I did try running I could tell that someone was calling me but I just could not copy! And I had the same problem with several of the PVRC members not being able to hear me when I tried to answer their CQs. The furthest West I was able to work was Kansas, and again that was on Saturday. 73, Sam W4PK