Call: WX3B
Operator(s):  
Station: WX3B

Added: 30/Jan/2011
Contest: CQ 160-METER CONTEST, CW
Class: SINGLE OP ASSISTED HP
QTH: MD
Operating time: 5.5

Summary: 
Total:  QSOs = 465  State/Prov = 54  Countries = 48  
Total Score = 161,976 Club: Soapbox: Tried to cherry pick the right times
to operate this contest and have
maximum fun. Friday night was fun in
an unexpected way: the USA pileups
and rates were tremendous! I could
hear loud europeans as I tuned across
the band, however it was painfully
obvious my signal wasn't making it
across the ocean when I looked at my
skimmer reports. On 160, even more
than other bands there is a huge
disparity between an "average" station
and an optimized one. Saturday
night was better with a few europeans
answering my CQs. Band was crowded
wall to wall with signals and there
was really no finding a perfectly
'clean' run frequency unless you ran
narrow filters. The single
band/mode contest concept is such a
great one, I'd like to see it for the
other HF bands! 73, Jim WX3B