W3DHJ/r CQ WW VHF results

Jonesy W3DHJ

Well, I probably won First Place Colorado Rover, unless
there is a Minimum Qualifying Score for this contest.

At first I was really bummed because I only logged 36 valid
contest contacts. But, I checked back and I had logged
only 31 in the CQ WW VHF 2015, and
only 29 in CQ WW VHF 2016.
So, it was my third worse.
(And, I have no memory of the misery in 2015 and 2016.)

RoverLog QSOs by Activated Grid:
Grid QSOs
DM77 7
DM78 8
DM87 6
DM88 14

RoverLog Score Summary,
Band QSOs Value QSOPts Mults
50 15 1 15 13
144 20 2 40 9

Totals: 35 55 22

Claimed Score: 1210

Old School: SSB & CW

Only 7 out-of-state (6M) contacts -- 6 Calif., and 1 EN16.

It was REALLY GRIM at times on Sunday.
In DM77 I only logged one contact from 1520z to 1655z.
In DM87 I logged NO contacts in my 2 hours there.
In DM88 I logged only 2 contacts in 1.5 hours.

I could have kept the log in my head,
instead of wasting a whole clay tablet.

I'd like to thank Duncan, WE7L, who always seemed to pop
up and engage me in a short QSO when my spirits and Q-rate
were at zero.

And, my cringe-worthy CW notwithstanding, it is damn hard
to send anything intelligible by straight key when you
have horse flies biting you on the arm!

Always demonstrating the triumph of hope over experience,
73 Jonesy W3DHJ
Marvin L Jones | W3DHJ | W3DHJ | https://W3DHJ.net/
Pueblo, Colorado | @ | Jonesy | __ linux FreeBSD
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David Jarmuth


Well, you beat me.   I ended up with 20 contacts ( all on Saturday ).  You are right that Sunday was a major bummer here.  Only heard you, Duncan, K0NR, and K0ETT and I had worked all of you.  Still more contacts than I had last year, though and I worked Albuquerque on 2M SSB so that was the crown jewel of the weekend ( other than working you four times that is! ).