CQWW CW KB1H M/2 HP
CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW
Class: M/2 HP
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Band QSOs Zones Countries
160: 47 11 37
80: 750 20 94
40: 1104 33 123
20: 1156 39 132
15: 1467 36 139
10: 1068 31 121
Total: 5592 170 646 Total Score = 13,163,712
Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club
What can one say! With great returning band conditions there is
lots of operating and rate! On a whole, thing went well here at KB1H.
We were glad that Rich, K1CC, asked if we needed help. I have known Rich for
many years and knew his experience and knowledge of strategy would help us.
Before the start we discussed the idea of using Rich’s ACOM device to set up a
two radio, two operator position. Something we know others do and will have to
do here in the future. What seems to have been a device failure led to blowing
up the front end of a FT-1000MP MrkV. Oh well, back to original plans. Single
K3 set up.
Next the second bump in our plans. My XYL made a great seafood chowder for
Friday night. I think I made the mistake of calling it fish chowder. After a
bowl of chowder Rich asked if there was any shellfish in the chowder. OOpps! He
is allergic to shellfish. The next 4 four hours were spent at the local ER! Rich
was then transferred to a different hospital and spent the night there. He did
return here at 8AM Sunday and helped during Day 2 daytime. I hope we did not
scare Rich from future operating here at KB1H/NZ1U and promised not to poison
him next time.
Great rates on 10M and 15M during the day. Though we are working on automatic
antenna switching here we still need to do allot of manual switching. This led
to the first 1.5 hours Saturday AM using the 80M 4-Square on 10M. I knew the
rate was not what it should have been so investigated and found the error. I am
sure this cost us 150 QSOs on 10M the first day.
Almost 2M points more than last year and about 400 QSOs. I felt the QSO total
should have been more but we all felt conditions were great but not as great as
SSB weekend. By the look at the scores maybe this was only our perception.
Though N1MM in the Multipler window shows 40 Zones on 20M the summary only
reported 39. Zone 39 was the last to be worked. I hope we can find the missing
Hard to not acknowledge the unbeleivable M/2 score from K1LZ. It seems unreal
and impossible but doing the math the hourly rate needed for that total is
Thanks to all for the QSOs. We will upload to LOTW soon and always 100% QSL
whatever way we receive the card.
Thanks to the operators here at the Barnstormers and also the others who work
hard and don’t operate some of the contest. It is a long list!.
73 Dick – KB1H