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2012 CQ World Wide DX SSB Results

My results from my first ever CQ WW DX SSB event since re-entering our hobby. Admittedly, single side band is distinctly different unlike the mechanically relaxing sound of Morse code. You probably need to acclimatize inside the cans prior to the big event. I find this mode fatiguing especially without using voice memory to generate either a CQ or the exchange.

I’m approaching 50 years of age and my voice box is not geared like my days as a young general class operating as a Delta Victor Two while stationed at Clark Air Base. My voice went for days in front of the Astatic D104 microphone and a Kenwood TS530SP at 100 watts into an elevated Butternut HF6V.

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