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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2008   Nov 29   Claimed Score

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Call: N1UR
Operator(s): N1UR
Station: N1UR

Class: SOAB LP
Operating Time (hrs): 44
Location: USA
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:1844112380Total Score2,552,204


Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2008-12-01 04:45:26
Last year I was at 9M6AAC for this contest...affectionately called "Mars" by one contester who stated that I might as well have been there for all of what he heard of me from W1 land. Well this year I was back at home but the conditions didn't seem a whole lot different, because I did not hear anything from the 9M6 part of the world. In fact, this is the first contest that I did not work one single JA. I heard one on 80M, Sunday morning (and can verify that Randy, K5ZD worked it) but he could not hear my 100W to any of my slopers. I also heard a couple on 40M LP on Saturday afternoon but could not break through. And I heard a few on 20M Sunday around 22Z but they were very weak and I could not get through. If there was a last 30 min LP 20M opening here, I missed it. I was working 80M at the time to EU. I had the best 20M run ever on Saturday morning. 4 solid hours on 14013.7. I successfully defended the frequency about a dozen times. The rate was 120 - 150 on the "last 60 mins" meter and peaked at 210 for one point but was heavily in the 160 - 180 range frequently. I made the decision to milk it and skip 15 EU on Saturday and do everything on Sunday as I knew that the rate would be lucky to be half that on 20M Sunday morning for me. So Sunday morning, I spent 1230 - 1400Z exclusively on 15M sucking evry EU mult there was. I am probably a little low on 15M mults, but in the end, I feel the decision paid off with the best 20M Band score I have ever posted on CQ WW CW! (960Qs 24Zones 108Countries). In fact my 80, 40, and 20 band scores were all time bests for me. 160 was not too great here which was surprising considering that the K and A dropped off nicely just before the start. I was disappointed with how few EU could hear me all weekend on 160M but especially Friday night. I would have questioned the antenna except I was breaking Carib and SA piles surprisingly easy a number of times (always amazing running 100W on 160 and breaking a contest pile!). 40 worked very well although I expected better afternoon rate. The signals were strong but I think there was A LOT of EU QRM to contend with. But I kept plugging it out both running and methodical, 3 layer S & P passes. In the end, I equalled my best Q total and had the best zone and countries mult total ever for me. This contest really is a blast. Thanks for all the fun. 73 Ed N1UR