CQ WW SUMMARY SHEET
Contest Dates : 24-Oct-98, 25-Oct-98
Callsign Used : XX9X
Operators: AB6BH, K5OT, K6JL, K6MC, N6AA, N6ZZ, W6XD
Category : Multi - Multi
Default Exchange : 59 24
BAND Valid QSOs Points Countries Zones
160SSB 10 17 9 6
80SSB 494 819 51 23
40SSB 837 1484 77 31
20SSB 2299 5023 128 38
15SSB 3225 6547 122 37
10SSB 2013 3762 103 34
Totals 8878 17652 490 169
Final Score = 11,632,668 points.
An interesting operation for our group this year. You may have heard news
reports of Typhoon Babs, which killed several hundred people in the
Philippines about a week ago before the contest. Babs headed to the north
after her destructive activities in DU, and at one point was aimed directly at
Hong Kong and Macau.
Pre-typhoon winds started whipping up, and we became very concerned about the
antennas, which were on a 17-story hotel. Not only were the antennas at risk,
but if they came down, the chance of hitting somebody in this highly urban
area would be quite likely.
So with about 12 hours left in the contest, we took down the 40 meter beam and
the tribander we were using on 15. These exercises were most interesting, as
the winds were around 35-40 mph with gusts around 50.
The impact on our score was rather dramatic, as we had made about 800 contacts
on 40 the first night.....the second night we managed only about 50. 15 meter
operation during the last 12 hours alternated with 20 meters using the
Ultimately, Babs veered off to the east and spared Macau and Hong Kong....but,
our precautionary activities probably cost the operation around 1000 QSOs.
All in all, we consider ourselves very fortunate!
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