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CWops CW Open 2011 Inaugural Summary

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Worked late. Bed at 4 am. Set alarm for 7:45 am. Didn’t manage to wake up til 9 am and so I got a late start. I’m not used to early AM contesting, and so I really didn’t know where to start. I picked 40m. 80m was not operational at all this weekend due to me swapping out dipoles and not being able to tune up on the CW portion of 80m. [low ant, ends within a few feet of fence rail, parallel and 12′ away from the house. I need to get it moved away from the house and the ends raised some more].

I was trying to participate in at least two CWO sessions as well as work some of NAQP SSB. So really it’s a blur to how it went.

What I can say is that for this being the first year, I thought the turnout was really good. Recognized a lot of the stations, but I also noticed quite a number of calls that I do not remember working in any other test. So it looks like some people really came out of the woodwork for this!

The CWOps events are always a lot of fun. Not as hectic as the sprints, and overall a more casual feel than most other tests. Just what i like.

I played in slots #1 and #2, but buttoned everything up before slot #3 since bad weather was forecast.

Thanks to the creators/sponsors of this find test. I’d declare it a success! It was great to work everyone.

CWops CW Open – 1200Z-1559Z

Call: AA8IA
Operator(s): AA8IA
Station: AA8IA

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: Toronto OH EN90ql
Operating Time (hrs): 2:50

Summary:
Band QSOs Mults
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160:
80:
40: 16 16
20: 48 36
15: 33 16
10:
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Total: 97 70 Total Score = 6,790

Club: Mad River Radio Club

CWops CW Open – 2000Z-2359Z

Call: AA8IA
Operator(s): AA8IA
Station: AA8IA

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: Toronto OH EN90ql
Operating Time (hrs): 1:18

Summary:
Band QSOs Mults
——————-
160:
80:
40: 9 9
20: 36 30
15: 12 12
10:
——————-
Total: 57 51 Total Score = 2,907

Club: Mad River Radio Club

Written by Mike

August 21st, 2011 at 6:32 pm

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