Just before the contest closed I spun the dial one last ime and added a few more to the total….
So here is the updated (final) results for the CQ WW SSB Contest
Operating as VA3QV in the SOAB (Single Operator All Bands) Low Power (100w) Catagory
41 DXCC worked
6 Continents worked
1 new DXCC worked
At least 3 existing DXCC should be confirmed by LoTW
Contacts made on 10-15-20-40m
This time I was not really contesting but more giving out the rare contest exchange “5/9-4″. I was looking to increase my DXCC count by working a few new ones as well as “Backfilling” some of the older DXCC contacts that I have not been able to confirm on LoTW. I believe I was successful on both counts on this one. I was sitting at 94 confirmed before and hopefully as everyone submits their logs I expect to be very close to the 100 confimred DXCC mark.
Seeing that the contest logs (if you were submitting) should be in within 7 days hopefully next week I should be a happy person…
As I mentoned in an earlier post I also learned some stuff and I am pleased to report that I have my voice keyer software installed on my old netbook and all I need to do is find a headphone splitter and I should be good to go with that plan. Version 1.0 gives the contest exchange for the SS with gaps built in for the increasing serial number. For this time I will have to manually give the serial number… (thats why I need the headphone splitter) but… The 5 pre-recorded phrases should save my vocal cords as well as keep the noise down in the house (especially on the overnite hours) which will keep the family happy…
I also found I missed the 80m band more than I thought I would and Bob VE3MPG has offered to loan me a tuner so I can get back on 80m for the contests… I am still watching the swap nets and looking for a replacement for the LDG Autotuner I should not of sold….
I am looking forward to giving out the new Ontario East (ONE) section to anyone who will contact me… This is about the closest thing to rare DX I will be so…
Anyway folks… If your in US 1, 2 or 3 Land or Canadian 2 and 3 Land try to stay safe and dry… This will be a trying week for us…