Results 2017 ARRL 160M Contest
W1AN

Guess I'll go ahead and post my results. Go ahead and add your scores here too.

2017 ARRL 160M Contest
Call: W1AN
Location: CT
Category: Single Op, HP Unassisted
Club: CTRI Contest Group
QSOs   Sections  Countries
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824    70        28
Score: 178,596

I repaired my beverages after all the windstorms of the last few months. Large trees and limbs and wires were down everywhere in the lower woods with the RG6 coax broken and chewed by some small creatures with little teeth. I also added an unterminated ~200 foot beverage running East and West. This proved out to work great as I didn’t need to do as much switching between the others. Noise levels were fairly low except for some occasional man made noise. Possibly leaf blower motors or mowers? Missed several west coast sections and ND MB NT and PR. Mostly running, no assistance. Surprised to work S01WS. A total of 52 5 pointers are in the log. Did hear and work KE1J(VT), KS1J, W1XX, K3IU, W1CTN. Also several RI stations are in the log. Slept thru both sunrises so I gotta set the alarm next time.
Beat last years score by a little.

5 comments on “Results 2017 ARRL 160M Contest
W1AN

  1. 2017 ARRL 160M Contest

    Call: W1XX
    Op: W1XX

    Class: Single Op HP
    QTH: RI
    Op Time (hrs): 19.6

    Summary:
    QSOs = 1029 Sections = 76 Countries =35 Tot. Score = 253,080

    Club: CTRI Contest Group

    Comments:

    Sorta had a goal of 1000 QSOs. At the break I was up 50 Qs from last year. So it was lookin’ good. So as the sun was coloring the eastern horizon red on Sunday morning, I was still a dozen or so Qs shy. So I left the high rent district below 1830 and took up residence at 1831 Baltic Ave. (it’s purple). A mini-run cascaded me over the 1K QSO count. Whew!

    Eluding sections: everybody missed PR; all East Coast missed NT; somehow I missed both EB and ORG in California; KH6LC was not to be found; no prop to AK, and I missed SK.

    Was pleased with the country count of 35 and 74 five-pointers. My “CQ EU” macro really works. I must have worked a dozen RI stations.

    Brazen frequency thievery was very much in evidence by some high profile operators. I had to fight back encroachers with a bloody rettysnitch several times. You can tell they hear you but they just don’t care. This is the gentleman’s band? Right. Oh well. Next contest…

  2. After a full effort in CQWW, I wasn’t prepared to go all out for the 160. But I did get on for 4 hours. Conditions were pretty good with low A and K. Some of the EU sigs were stronger than stateside. Worked most of the usual CTRI suspects but I don’t think I worked Ken.

    No luck with my BOG but I hope to tweak it this coming week. Hopefully I can work on it before the weather changes.

    Summary for SO Low Power.

    Total: QSOs = 235 Sections = 50 Countries = 8 Total Score = 28,826

    Jim KS1J

  3. Re: W1AN comment: “RG6 coax broken and chewed by some small creatures with small teeth.”

    I can attest that I was nowhere in your neighborhood before the contest and besides, the last time I chewed on some RG6 I got painfully ill. Look elsewhere.

  4. No score from here. I worked XX and AN but no one else. With only half of an 80m dipole up in the air and the other half draped along the fence, I could only put about 50 watts into it before it went bonkers and the SWR shut power out down to zeroish. 73, Ken K3IU

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