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2018 IARU HF World Championships

01/21/2019 | KP4MD/P

2018 was my second consecutive entry in the IARU HF Championship from my beach front 8th floor condo in Puerto Rico.  I opted to forego the frustration that QRP'ers face with compromise antennas and dismal propagation,  so I added the KXPA100 amplifier to the KX3 transceiver and the Buddistick antenna on the balcony.   Prior WSPR station spot data again helped optimize my operating and rest times to maximize the QSO yield.  I was rewarded with 1st Place Puerto Rico and 3rd Place Zone 11 and North America in the CW Low Power Category!

-- KP4MD