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CQ160 CW NR4M Multi-Op HP (2015)

CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW

Call: NR4M
Operator(s): NR4M K7SV
Station: NR4M

Class: Multi-Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 11:11

Total: QSOs = 768 State/Prov = 58 Countries = 42 Total Score = 271,600

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club


Found condx first night to leave a lot to be desired. Stations were not
as strong as I've seen them past contests, and just didn't seem to be as
many at any given time. Just didn't have the seemingly endless pile-up
as in the past.
EU was almost non-existent from here first night, although I did work a few.

Going over things Saturday AM, K7SV and I found that I had noise from
the NE, which I don't normally have, and my 'normal' noise to the NW was
worse. On top of that, I had a new LOUD noise to the S. Will be having a
'come-to-Jesus' meeting with the power utility early in the week.

Early in the contest an A**hole, told me to move off of 'my' freq
because there would be DX there. He was reserving it for the EP6
operation. When I didn't move, he commenced to calling CQ with MY call,
working stations, and causing havoc with my call. If I could have found
him, I would have beat him within an inch of his life!
That killed my run, and my enthusiasm, in general. Could not find
another clear freq nearly as good as that one.

On second night, had no enthusiasm for getting into the fray again.
Worked a few stations about 2200 UTC and went next door and watched TV.
Came back about 0400 and found a different band than I had left! Much
better than the night before. Ran US and EU till EU sunrise and had fun.

Thanks for all the Q's

73 de Steve NR4M


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