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Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Blast ... !!!

CQ WW SSB 2013 is over. This time it was a real blast !!

I wish we had this kind of propagation each time.
I really did not hesitate taking part in SOAB(A) HP category, although I operated for a frantic 43 hours and 9 minutes, while sleeping only for 1 hour during the event.

Below is my contest summary:

Call: SV5DKL
Operator(s): SV5DKL
Station: SV5DKL

Class: SOAB(A) HP
QTH: Rhodes Island-EU001
Operating Time (hrs): 43:09`

 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
  160:  101     8       42
   80:  265    13       70
   40:  477    26       94
   20: 1021    39      130
   15:  721    37      123
   10: 1059    39      136
Total: 3644   162      595  Total Score = 4,649,494
Of course, as you all already know, I am a statistics kind of guy, so in a few
days I am going to present here some very interesting statistics of this operation,
that help one make out the strategy and/or operation mistakes.
My obvious mistake was that I spent too much operating time hunting multipliers,
at periods where I could have easily had a 200+ QSO/hr runs. That resulted in more
mults, but less QSOs. With such good propagation, maybe I should have aimed 
for more 3-pointer QSOs, resulting to better points profit.
Moreover, all contest audio is recorded and will be uploaded to my searchable
contest audio database very soon, after editing.
Best rate was 300 QSOs in 60 minutes !!
Looking forward to the CW part, where I will be travelling to Western Greece, to 
join SZ1A Multi-single team.

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