The WRTC-96 Party team of AF8A, KA8D, KC8BBE, KF8UN, K8MFO, NF8R, W8TPS,
W8XM, and WD8's AUB and LLD operated using the call KC8BCS which is a
Club call licensed to the Ohio First Class CW Operators Club. Doug,
WD8AUB was the host of the party, and it also coincided with his 20th
anniversary as a ham.
The location was near Akron, Ohio, and was a multi-operator operation,
using a tribander and dipole (Force 12 - C-4, actually). The tower was
at about 70' on a city lot. The only difference between the set up
here and the WRTC team's was that we used an amp. (To slice through the
It was a success, and we were proud to have worked all 54 of the
stations, and even 52 of the 54 on 20 meters CW. We had a cookout, and
watched DX/Contest Videos, and other fellowship that lasted until 2:30am
local time. (The entire WRTC contest period)
The WX was FB, and it was most enjoyable chasing ONLY the WRTC stations
(but have to admit that one operator went on a CQ rampage in the last
Even with our long/complicated call on CW, the WRTC operators were
skilled competitors. Well done! Not one had any trouble getting the
call correct (that we could tell... hi)
Our preliminary numbers are:
258 qsos with the 54 stations. Roughly 2/3 were on CW. CW numbers were
47 on 40 meters. 52 on 20 meters. 44 on 15 meters. And 30 on 10
meters!!! Decent E-skip to the West Coast!!!
One observation was that 40 meter SSB was poor here in Ohio. Only 8
qsos were made there... Not sure reason why so bad. But, another
observation was that looking over the qsos, several stations were worked
on 4 bands... on CW ONLY. Was that their strategy? Cant believe that
we missed them on SSB all together.
We worked 2 of the 54 stations on 7 bands. K6T & K6C. We missed K6T on
10 SSB and K6C on 40 SSB. Otherwise, swept them. Is one of them the
The most difficult for us was K6Q. Only 2 qsos. Almost missed
All in all, a great event. Looking forward to the next one, even if it
is 6 years down the road.
Doug WD8AUB for the KC8BCS Team
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Steven Affens) Mon Jul 15 03:40:44 1996
From: email@example.com (Steven Affens) (Steven Affens)
Subject: What URL?
when we get the info, it will be on the CQ CONTEST web
under contest info
but... I suspect the folks on the west coast will email this reflector
73. Steve K3SA
Steven C. Affens
On Sun, 14 Jul 1996, Jerry wrote:
> What WWW location has the details of who, where and when for the WRTC. I am
> curious about the differences in the 40 meter signals from the various 1x1s.
> Did anybody check the stations out before the test?
> de NO2T Jerry firstname.lastname@example.org
>From email@example.com (Bill W. Cox [AA4NU]) Mon Jul 15 06:02:02 1996
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill W. Cox [AA4NU]) (Bill W. Cox [AA4NU])
Subject: 4x Array's 50 ohm DUMMY LOAD ? (fwd)
If you are using a 4x array, what are you using for the "50 ohm port
dummy load" ? Here's why I am asking this question ...
Was doing some work here on the 80m 4x array and discovered something
of interest ... and you might want to check this out on your array ???
I was using a MFJ-260-B 'dummy load' on the 50 ohm port. It had been
in service for several years ... so I decided to check it's condition.
What I discovered was that it was NO longer a 50 ohm load, but now
measured 127 ohms on my Auteck RF-1. A new MFJ-260-C measures 50 ohms
on the same RF-1 for comparison ... Opening it up showed it to have
been VERY HOT for some time or so it looks.
I have never measured just how much power was going into the DL, the array
was completed just before a contest. The SWR curves were OK, and the
performance of the array was FB ... So I never checked it ... just one
of those things that you mean to, but never make the time to check out.
You can bet I will now !
So ... Two questions
1. What are you using on your array for the 50 ohm dummy load ? Power rating ?
2. How much power do you see going into your 50 ohm DL on CW and SSB ?
Thanks for any suggestions ! Hope to work you on the low bands soon ...
73 Bill AA4NU email@example.com
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (John LastMinute Zapisek K2MM) Mon Jul 15 08:31:03 1996
From: email@example.com (John LastMinute Zapisek K2MM) (John LastMinute Zapisek
Subject: WRTC Final Results
Here are the final results from WRTC-96. Some checking is still going
on, so there may be subsequent small adjustments in the scores, but the
order of finish should remain the same. Also, work is underway to try
to recover the lost portion of the OHs' log, and that may affect their
This whole week has been one of the most fantastic parties ham radio has
ever seen. Too bad you all couldn't be here! Maybe in 2000 :-)
73. John Zapisek K2MM <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Call Op#1 Op#2 Judge QTH Score QSOs Mults Uniq%
W6X KR0Y K1TO UA6HZ WA6AHF 761829 2457 183 1.7
K6T K4BAI KM9P W6UM NQ6X 678132 2511 162 1.2
W6R K6LL N2IC WR3G AF6S 655720 2424 169 1.1
K6P VE3EJ VE3IY OH2KI N6UUG 647112 2343 177 2.0
K6C K4UEE N6IG BA1FP WB6PCJ 644059 2355 169 0.9
W6T K5ZD WX3N K6SSS AB6CW 616308 2170 174 1.2
W6D K1KI K3UA AA7FT K6YT 606550 2145 175 1.6
W6Q 9A3A S53R W7NI WA6GFY 598272 2233 164 2.1
W6V KF3P KR2J N6RA WB6YRN 577575 2352 151 1.6
W6P K8CC K5GO K7LXC WB6WSL 568435 2370 149 1.0
K6V W2GD W0UA S59AA KE6HUA 568378 2465 146 2.4
K6W N6TV K7SS N6KT AB6DI 556928 2261 152 1.5
W6I K1AR K1DG S50R KK6WP 547404 2204 156 1.3
W6Y DL1IAO DK3GI NB6G AD6E 545756 1993 167 1.7
K6D DL5XX DL1VJ KJ4VH NF6S 532728 2183 147 2.3
K6R LZ1SA LZ2PO OK2FD N6BT 531552 2256 147 2.1
W6F OH2IW OH1JT KT3Y AG6D 530000* 2100 155 2.0
K6G NP4Z WC4E K5MM K6MA 527592 2238 152 2.8
W6A K3LR WA8YVR AB6NJ KEOT 523672 2478 134 2.2
K6X UA3DPX RZ9UA AI7B WB6UTY 518666 1960 163 1.7
K6Z JH4NMT JE3MAS W0UN W6YX 512535 2318 141 3.4
W6S LY2IJ LY1DS S50A AA6YQ 508760 1956 158 1.9
W6B S59A S56A I2UIY AE0M 507318 2257 141 1.7
K6Y OK1CF OK2PAY W7RM W6DU 499796 2143 148 2.3
W6H RW1AC RV1AW PY5EG AI6V 497965 1841 163 1.0
K6I JH7PKU JO1BMV CT1BOH KN6VO 488940 2296 145 2.1
K6S ON4UN ON9CIB W3ZZ N6WFK 480326 2120 154 2.4
W6U EA1AK EA4KR N0AX W6JD 470744 1918 152 1.7
W6G JE1JKL JH7WKQ OH2MM N6OM 470237 1984 139 2.0
K6U SM3DMP SM3CER N7NG AJ6V 465075 2165 135 1.1
W6O ZS6EZ ZS6NW VE7SV KV6S 461553 2093 137 1.7
K6O N6TR WN4KKN WA7NIN KW6C 454476 2331 121 0.6
W6E EA7TL EA9KB N2AA K6XV 445356 1871 139 1.6
K6N YT1AD YU1RL K3ZO WB6AFJ 440358 2228 140 3.7
W6W LU6ETB LU/OH0XX I0JBL W6OPO 437016 2319 131 3.3
K6J N2NT KZ2S S57AL KK6EK 426656 1902 134 1.1
W6K F6FGZ F5MUX K5RC W6VG 418375 2276 125 3.1
K6A JH4RHF JA8RWU 9A5W K6SMH 412388 1981 131 2.7
K6H DJ6QT DJ2YA RW9UP N6DA 411376 2353 112 1.6
K6K UT5UGR UT4UZ S59L KG6FR 398399 1863 127 1.3
K6B 9A9A 9A3GW G3SXW AB6YL 383166 1886 126 1.2
K6Q VE7NTT VE7CC K0KR WM6R 362440 1546 130 0.4
K6E HA0MM HA0DU AA6XZ KK6PH 357885 1759 135 4.0
K6M GI0NWG G3OZF K4XU WB6JJJ 357094 1884 132 3.0
W6Z VK5GN VK2AYD RU1AA W6NA 343604 1822 124 2.2
K6F IT9BLB IT9VDQ UA9BA KM6OH 337152 2000 128 3.1
W6J SP6AZT SP9FKQ K6NA K6LM 330876 2023 117 2.4
W6L UN4L UN2L W7YAQ KM6AV 309518 1796 121 4.9
K6L SP9HWN SP9IJU JA7RHJ W6ISO 298178 2149 97 3.7
W6N I4UFH I2VXJ KC7V KE6KXO 269028 1728 106 3.3
W6M PY0FF PY5CC S56M AB6CJ 231066 1580 99 2.6
W6C IN3QBR IT9TQH K8AZ AA6LY 185070 1615 93 5.0
* approximate score -- damaged log file