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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2008   Nov 29   Claimed Score

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Call: K7SS
Operator(s): K7SS
Station: K7SS

Class: SOSB/20 QRP
QTH: wa
Operating Time (hrs):
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:2422863Total Score52,052


Club: Western Washington DX Club

Comments:     [email]     2008-12-01 08:52:16
Good fun in this one. Decided to try for a QRP single band on 20. Started out great with LOUD JA and Asia. Pacific Islands were pretty much non existent with only a couple ZLs in the log, and the usual very loud KH6s. Didn't get a VK double mult til late Sunday. As everyone up in this neck of the woods noted, the middle of EU was just not there for us this year. Never worked a G, SM, DL, I, OK, etc etc. However CT and EA was loud and workable, but I cant recall a recent DX contest, on 20, in which we didn't work a single central EU station. 20 felt pretty much like being on 15 in a low to mid-cycle year, with only the edge of EU and zone 33 pretty much being the DX in that direction. Had to laugh listening to the D4C and 3X5A a swarm of hornets and it lasted for hours. Didnt even try on the first day, hoping there might be a minor lull and a shot on Sunday, which there was. Decided to get on 160 in the late evening and wound up getting my first ever 160 WAC, was short only Africa and on Saturday nite 3X5A rose above the noise beautifully and was worked. YEAHH!! Back on 20 what was missed into EU was made up for with great ASIA opening both afternoons. Heard and missed the JT and the HS, but was able to work most others. Almost all S&P, and found that if there were more than two or three calling the DX, it was most likely unworkable. Pretty much had to have a clear shot to work anyone. Rarely able to call over anyone to get the DX. Did hear zones 36 and 37 calling folks, but they never sat still long enough to call em. Leaving a pileup and coming back in 10 minutes often proved fruitful, however once the packet swarm found someone you could pretty much forget them for some time. The swarming on newly found and spotted stations seemed ferocious. All in all great fun and would do it again. One last note, I just have to comment on the wonderful CW skill level noticed this weekend. Sounds like CW is here to stay. Great ops with great ears everywhere ! 73 Danny K7SS