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NA Sprint CW Contest   2018   February   Claimed Score

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Call: N3BB
Operator(s): N3BB
Station: N3BB

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: stx
Operating Time (hrs): 4
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandQSOsOp Time
Total:296Mults46Total Score13,616


Club: Central Texas DX and Contest Club

Team: 5-Land Buddies

Comments:     [email]     2018-02-04 14:54:13
This was going to be a difficult night when 20 was so marginal for everyone. Like most, I tried to stay on it as long as possible, and finally switched from 20/40 (it was 40 meters only by then) to 40/80 at 0123 as soon as the first stations were heard on 80. I felt lucky with some mults with a weak VY1 on 20 and then catching a VT calling CQ VTQP and who very kindly gave me #3 and his name, a rather weak W4 in AL, two (!) BC stations who took time out from their QP, and single callers from WY, KY, and DE. Heard Bill in IA one single time on the wrong end, but never again.I felt the 45 mult was pretty decent until looking at the very strong numbers reported. Wow. All in all, I did't continue SO2R on 40 as much as I should have, and probably defaulted to SO1R on 80 too much since 40 seemed to stay in good shape and "regular stations" kept answering second radio CQs there. That was a mistake. On a personal basis, for a "kvetching factor," I was dealing with two wisdom teeth being extracted two days earlier, but doped up on Advil and felt pretty good during the Sprint. Also, I'm halfway through a MP-to-K3 conversion and am not secure with the K3 and the hybrid setup. I had some inter-station interference on 20 when transmitting on 40, and need to get all this cleaned up. Yada, yada, yada. The ability to rack up low-mid 300's in this thing was really excellent for those who did. It seemed that the NE and Midwest had really good condx while the southern tier was not spotlighted, but maybe that's sour grapes. My goal always is the Top-Ten. Doesn't look like this one made it. Still, this Sprint is the epitome of operating skill. Congratulations for the FB results. Jim.