Call: K3TN
Operator(s):  
Station: K3TN

Added: 05/Mar/2012
Contest: ARRL DX CONTEST, SSB
Class: SO UNLIMITED HP
QTH: MD
Operating time: 6

Summary: 
 Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
  160:    9     9
   80:   33    26
   40:   63    45
   20:  117    69
   15:  145    66
   10:   33    26
-------------------
Total:  400   241  
Total Score = 289,200 Club: Soapbox: K3/KPA-500 to Windom OCF dipole at
45', TS-850/Titan 425 to 51' T for 160
I'd hoped to put more time in this
one, and help out at W3DQ, but family
realities meant I spent more time in
my car this weekend than in the
shack. Mostly was able to sneak into
the basement in a lot of 15-30 minute
spurts. Never got on during a period
where band conditions seemed very good
- lots of M class flares hitting. Even
my post age 50 middle of the night
wake ups didn't hit 160/80/40 where
anything exciting was
happening. Using the skimmer network
in CW contests sort of spoils you for
assisted operating. Using the global
human cluster feed for SSB brought
back lots of busted spots (ES7DX,
S04M, etc) and the lower spot volume
overall meant many mults were to be
found by good old fashioned knob
twisting. Plus, when clicking on the
N1MM available mult window, I kept
running into (and losing out to)
N3RR, W3EKT and K5WAF who were
apparently doing the same thing. So
ended up not using the spotting very
much - I probably made as many spots
as I actually clicked on.