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ARRL 10-Meter Contest   2017   Dec 9   Claimed Score

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Call: AB1J
Operator(s): AB1J
Station: AB1J

Class: SO CW LP
QTH: Waltham, EMA
Operating Time (hrs): 5:13
Location: USA

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandQSOsMults
CW:5211
SSB:00
Total:5211Total Score2,288

 

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-12-16 01:32:28
This was pretty much the Sounds of Silence. Lots of noise, though, including gradually drifting broad bands of hash, likely due to switching power supplies. As not much else was happening, it was fun to watch them come and go. Some probably from my own house, and others courtesy of my neighbors. There wasn't much else to do this weekend except wait for the snow storm and then shovel out. The contest took my mind off reality. Many signals were down at the ESP level, especially on my antenna. I gave out one 559 as a novelty, but it should have been snake eyes or maybe a generous rifle shots. This follows the Ten Meter RTTY the previous weekend where I had two QSOs. As a result, my expectations were sufficiently low so as not to be too downcast. I usually go assisted but decided the panadapter was adequate on a pretty dead single band. I saw anything that showed up, including many signals too weak to work. High power, big antennnas, mixed mode, and persistance paid off with some surprisinigly large scores: K1WHS (K1BX) in Maine (Down East, up north) with 576 QSOs for 147,112 score. Wow! 73, Ken, AB1J Flex 6500 N1MM+ Attic dipole, put up along my ridge beam in 1979 and still there, I guess. LoTW eQSL ClubLog