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ARRL DX Contest, CW   2016   Feb 20   Claimed Score

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Call: NN3W
Operator(s): KL2A N3HBX N6GQ NN3W
Station: N3HBX

Class: M/2 HP
Operating Time (hrs): 45
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:4466602Total Score8,065,596


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2016-02-22 08:41:43
As always, thanks to N3HBX for letting us utilize the Poolesville, MD farm. All equipment worked well except for one Tentec Orion which died about two hours -before- the contest began. This meant we had three operational radios (instead of the normal four) which affected us a bit, but we worked around it. This was a moderately casual three-man (really 2.2 man operation). KL2A was scheduled to pilot the station, but N6GQ was in town on business. Decided to convert to a multi-op and decided to run M2 to maximize fun and chair time. This was GQ's first time at the farm. Condx were decent, but clearly affected the first day by the lingering effects of a solar storm. We are also facing the abyss in terms of solar cycle, and 10 meters showed it. When I was forecasting where we might place in terms of score based upon comparisons to the past years, I was guessing somewhere between 2004 and 2005. I think we were closer to 2005.... 15 was the trooper band. 10 finally opened by I believe a lot of hams have given up on it already. 20 was solid as always. 40 was good the second night and meh the first night. 80 and 160 were what 80 and 160 are normally for this time of year. See you next time!