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CQ WPX CW 2021

Long overdue and mainly for the archives.

This is from 3830:

I beat my own Belgian SOAB HP record from last year – never believed I could do it until the last hour. I don’t know if the margin is big enough to stand after log checking.

It was hard work but rewarding. Lots of people to work and many stations with big numbers. CW contests are the place to get your kicks.

Small tower, small tribander, 40m dipole, GP for 80/160. Two early K3 radios and 1200W (run) & 500W (S&P) amps. I qualify as TB-wires but I made use of 2 RX loops so I’m just ‘plain vanilla’.

73 de OQ5M

*NOT* OZ5M OM5M OY5M OX5M WQ5M… Djeez!

And here’s the rate sheet and the score:

I haven’t made a single QSO in almost six weeks now. Lots of work to do and many thunderstorms in the last few weeks. I really need some shack time…

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