All scores are claimed scores unless otherwise noted. January: CWOps CWT 1300Z January 3 QSOs: 53 Mults: 52 Score: 2,756 Op Time: 30 minutes Session 1 for 2018.  Still on my program to avoid cluster spots, call history etc. to minimize the use of operating crutches and force me to copy 100% of what is sent January: CWOps CWT 1900Z January 3 QSOs: 13 Mults: 13 Score: 169 Op Time: 10 minutes Session 2 for 2018 January: CWOps CWT 300Z January 4 QSOs: 37 Mults: 36 Score: 1,332 Op Time: 20 minutes Session 3 for 2018.  One of the very rare days when I operated all 3 CWTs. January: ARRL RTTY Roundup QSOs: 1,086 Mults: 98 Score: 106,428 Op Time: 20:45 My highest QSO total ever in any contest, and a higher score than last year's Round Up.  More QSO's, more mults, what's not to like about how I spent the weekend?  My biggest improvement was in the number of DX multipliers.  I tracked my score on line and prefer the format used by as they separate the assisted and the unassisted categories.  I operated unassisted but, looking at the early returns on 3830, it seems like I might have placed higher overall had I operated with assistance as the scores in that category seem to be smaller.  One of the things I like about the Round Up is you don't have to have big antennas to post a big score as there is nothing gained by running Europeans one after the other as is the case with CQWW, for instance.  Mults count once, not once per band, and all QSOs count for the same point total regardless of where the station is located.  So after you work that first station from France and that first station from Indiana, thereafter you can tune right past all the weaker French stations and work the louder Indiana stations first. January: NAQP CW QSOs: 921 Mults: 196 Score: 180,516 Op Time: 12 hours Decided to operate in the M2 category to give me the benefit of using spotting and being able to operate the entire 12 hours.  Unfortunately I did not fully understand the 10-minute band change rule, so had to submit my log as a check log. January: CWOps CWT 1900Z January 10 QSOs: 90 Mults: 86 Score: 7,740 Op Time: 60 minutes Session 4 for 2018. January: CWOps CWT 1300Z January 17 QSOs: 63 Mults: 63 Score: 3,969 Op Time: 38 minutes Session 5 for 2018.  January: CWOps CWT 1900Z January 17 QSOs: 52 Mults: 42 Score: 2,704 Op Time: 30 minutes Session 6 for 2018. January: NAQP SSB QSOs: 192 Mults: 84 Score: 16,128 Op Time: 5 hours Very little high band or low band activity, so almost all QSO’s were on 20M and 40M. January: CQ 160 QSOs: 441 Points: 1,032 Mults: 63 Score: 65,016 Op Time: 7.5 hours The bands were quiet and activity was high, always a good recipe for fun.  All QSOs were made on the long wire. January: ARRL DX CW QSOs: 60 Points: 174 Mults: 46 Score: 8,004 Not a serious effort but did manage to work Palau for a new band slot on 40M. February: CWOps CWT 1300Z February 21 QSOs: 60 Mults: 59 Score: 3,540 Op Time: 30 minutes Session 7 for 2018.  February: CWOps CWT 1300Z February 21 QSOs: 83 Mults: 81 Score: 6,723 Op Time: 60 minutes Session 8 for 2018.  February: CWOps CWT 300Z February 22 QSOs: 33 Mults: 33 Score: 1,089 Op Time: 20 minutes Session 9 for 2018.  Another rare day when I operated in all 3 CWTs. February: NAQP RTTY QSOs: 618 Mults: 116 Score: 71,688 Op Time: 10 hours Very strange band conditions at the start.  Nothing on 15M or 10M so no mults to be had there.  Some stations heard on 20M but they were often east and west coasters working each other and they could not hear me.  So, went to 40M and 80M much earlier than usual.  Pretty good performance in terms of total QSOs but could not make up for the lack of mults, so my overall score was a disappointment.
2018 Contest Results
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