WR3E and I operated 40 meters at W3LPL for CQ WW CW, and it looks like for
the first time in several years we beat N2RM and K1AR. RM claimed they were
off the air for four hours with power outage, and AR claimed that propagation
favored the south. Hmmm, those are the excuses we've been using. We'll have
to come up with better ones next time.
As far as I can recall, the operator line up was:
160: W3EKT, W3LPL
80 : KE3Q, some guy named Mike
40 : WB2EKK, WR3E
20 : K3NA, KO7V, K3RA, maybe others in the daytime
15 : KE9A, W3ZZ
10 : KF3P, N3GB
>From the start, 40 was in FB shape. By using one of the beverage antennas
as a listening antenna, the multiplier op can now hear through the run
station's CQing and pick off multipliers and new QSOs while barely
affecting (effecting?) the run station. For all you DX stations who heard
some wierd timing from us, that was what was going on.
K1AR must have a spectrum analyzer, or is still using that ICOM 981: if we
stopped running on 7.000.7 for more than 20 sections, AR would leap on the
freq. We didn't have a single frequency fight on 40 all weekend, though.
Things certainly are kinder and gentler. All this discussion on uniques has
also changed my operating, too. I found myself asking for a lot of repeats
where it turned out I was right the first time.
80 meters was the big story at LPL. Frank had just put in an elevated wire
vertical 4 square array, to add to the two two element wire quads. The
4 square is a phenomenal listening antenna, allowing the 80 m guys to wokr
over 1100 contacts - Frank's previous best was 671!
20 was so-so until Sunday, when things got hot. 15 was hot Saturday, so-so
the rest of the time. 10 bit the big one.
Since PVRC is no real threat to FRC anymore in the club competition, we
left our Packetcluster networks connected during the contest, although
YCCC did disconnect. This meant that we were networked with one of our
major competitors, N2RM, which lead to weird things like being able to
send talk messages to your competition. Which lead to exchanges like:
"How many Q's do you have on 40?"
"About as many as K1AR"
"Boy, no one is hearing us [while in the midst of a 120 hour]"
The MD/VA area had 7 inches of rain between 2300 Sat and 1000 Sunday,
exposing major roof leaks at W3LPL. At about 0500 I noticed water dripping
onto the computer monitor and a that all the complicated cabling behing
the operating table was floating in water. Frank came over, threw a paper
towel over the monitor and we kept going. Rain static was horrendous: our
3 el at 200 feet was often useless on receive, and the 20 meter guys only
had 100 Qs over that 10 hour stretch.
Anyway, it was nice to win again. RM and AR have alternated skunking us
for several years now. Final numbers on 40 were something like 1760Q, 38Z,
153C. We didn't log many W's either
Where were all the BYs?
John Pescatore WB2EKK
>From Robert E.Naumann" <72240.1433@CompuServe.COM Mon Nov 29 13:29:20 1993
From: Robert E.Naumann" <72240.1433@CompuServe.COM (Robert E.Naumann)
Subject: N2RM M/M CQWW
CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST 1993
Call: N2RM Country: United States
Mode: CW Category: Multi Multi
BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/QSO ZONES COUNTRIES
160 228 537 2.36 20 76
80 929 2579 2.78 31 114
40 1679 4927 2.93 38 148
20 1681 4800 2.86 38 149
15 875 2507 2.87 35 129
10 318 663 2.08 24 83
Totals 5710 16013 2.80 186 699 => 14,171,505
No electricity from 1030z to 1420z sunday.
Ops: N2RM, K3UA, WM2H, KA2AEV, K3EST, KZ2S, N2AA, K2TW
KR2J, W2RQ, N2BCC, NQ4I, N4HY, KB2BF
>From Paul Hellenberg <Paul.Hellenberg@mixcom.mixcom.com> Mon Nov 29 13:48:06
From: Paul Hellenberg <Paul.Hellenberg@mixcom.mixcom.com> (Paul Hellenberg)
Subject: KS9K CQWW CW M/S
Our 1st Multi Single CW what a blast. Sure miss the high sunspot's the low
band's sure were fun.
160 47 14 41 14
-- 80 202 30 91
40 691 37 137
20 637 37 126
15 520 31 110
10 47 17 41
2144 166 546 4.16 mil
Main op's KA9FOX,N0BSH,WE9V + relief N9AW,NB9C
Paul hellenberg KS9K----
Paul Hellenberg KS9K