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CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW   2017   Nov 25   Claimed Score

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Call: EF8A
Operator(s): 4O3A
Station: EA8URL

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 42
Location: Africa
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:5200100300Total Score5,200,000


Club: SKY Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-29 14:17:06
The chance to go to EA8 appeared a minute before midnight but just in time to test Power Genius XL in the hardest possible conditions. Even though I knew EA8URE was a city station I had ambitions to make a good score before arriving. However, when I finally came there my ambitions quickly dispersed. Noise S9+ on 160M and 80M made these bands unusable. After the first night I had only four 160M QSOs in my log? At sunrise I could only hear the strongest signals on 80M. Any serious result was unreachable so I changed my goal to testing my software toys in detail and enjoying contesting from this side instead. This really didn’t spoil my enjoyment. Power Genius worked without problems. It was completely cool in dual CQ mode. SO2R operation was comfortable. Thanks to the Windows app you can place the amplifier somewhere on the side and forget about it. You can see how all of this looks like here: EA8URE is a ham radio heaven. Even though it’s not the best contest location it is one of the best and most functional clubs I had the pleasure of visiting so far. Excellent atmosphere, enthusiasm and great hosts are the impressions we are taking back. Marko, 4O9TTT and Nikola, YU1XDX came along with me for the weekend and spent all their time there instead of in a hotel. A real HAM paradise. Big thanks to Juan and the hosts for the support and an excellent amateur radio weekend. I am certain our friendship will continue. 73 Ranko