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VP9GE
   Ed Kelly

P.O. Box 1555, Hamilton HM FX, Bermuda
Voice: 441-293-2525 Fax: 441-295-3559
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W6PH  Kurt



2011 ARRL DX Contest, Phone

Band QSO Mult
160  220  35
80   504  49
40 1097  58
20 1627  58
15  867   46
10  222   25
Totals: 4537 / 271 Total Score  = 3,688,581  in 40.5 hours

2011 ARRL DX Contest, CW

Call: VP9/W6PH | Operator(s): W6PH | Station: VP9GE
Class: SOAB LP | QTH: Bermuda | Operating Time (hrs): 39.7

Summary:
Band  QSOs  Mult
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160:  345    54
80:  626    55
40:  899    56
20: 1090    58
15:  837    50
10:   53    15
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Totals: 3850 / 288  Total Score = 3,326,400

Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments: IC-7000 CT9.92 | Antennas:  160m Inv L (50 feet vertical) | 80m Dipole at 25 feet | 40m Dipole at 25 feet
20-10m A4S (A2S) at 25 feet

This is my eleventh year of operating the ARRL DX Contests from VP9GE.  I'm still enjoying it.

Lowlights:  Gales all weekend with winds continuously 40 to 50 mph.  One extreme gust on Sunday took out electricity and turned the A4S into an A2S when
the reflector half of the boom broke.  I didn't notice any change in performance though.  The commercial power went out for about three hours. Ed and I pulled a generator out but I missed an hour of a great run on 15 metres.

Highlights: Working many of the people that I have met over the years. One of my favorites is Vic, N4XR, who was contesting as W1EOB before WW2 and is still an active contester in his 90's. For the first time in at least five years I had several six band contacts. N5AW, N4KG, NR5M, K0RF and K0SR come to mind. 10 metres was not very strong as compared to the Caribbean, just a few good signals from Texas and the west. Fifteen metres was much improved from the past few years. I didn't hit 40 metres until the European sunlight. There just wasn't any frequency available from 7.0 to 7.1 before then.

I missed a couple easy multipliers which I couldn't move at the right time. Analyzing the cost per contact, it comes out to be about 16 cents per contact not including the cost of a QSL. I will be back in VP9 for the Phone contest.  Special thanks to Ed, VP9GE, for his great hospitality and friendship.

ARRL CW, 2015
Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
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  160:  354    54
   80:  360    58
   40:  836    58
   20: 1175    60
   15:  954    59
   10:  555    51
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Total: 4233   335  Total Score = 4,254,165

73, Kurt, W6PH


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