ARRL 10-Meter Contest
Class: SO Mixed LP
Operating Time (hrs): 20.75
Mode QSOs Mults
CW: 251 78
SSB: 618 89
Total: 869 167 = 374,748
First time in a long time for me to do a mixed entry. I truly enjoyed moving
from one mode to the other especially looking for mults(still working on my CW
as A few will atest to the need).
Conditions here seemed reasonable, nice to see opening to Europe both mornings.
Also nice to have heat in the house again with new furnace, although on Friday
power had gone out here sometime early in the morning and didn't come on till
about 15:30 local time(1/2 hour before contest) so I was unable to start the
contest until about an hour later.
Working setup here is FT-1000D, Antennas are sidemounted 4 element(W2PV
configuration) at 35 feet and a 3 element fixed NW at 70 feet.
Also discovered that sidemount rotor isn't indicating proper direction, its off
by about 30 degrees, guess some of the severe winds we have had here have moved
the gate in the rotor, for those of you that know HAM style rotors and how they
are not exactly speed demons or power houses but generally do a reasonable job
can imagine my surprise when I wanted to move the antenna from East up North a
bit to try for the 9Q0 and the wind must have caught the swinging gate I have
never seen the needle move so fast. Scary.
Thanks all for the Q's.
Best of Season Greetings to All from the VE7IN household.
73 Earl VE7IN
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