Callsign Used : WE9V
Operator : WE9V
Station : WE9V <-- Check that out!
Category : S/O, 150W
Default Exchange : Chad WI
Hours Operated : 6:59 Part time
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults
160CW 15 15 15 12 80M dipole @ 30'
80CW 91 91 91 37 80M dipole @ 30'
40CW 139 139 139 45 40M dipole @ 30'
20CW 82 82 82 32 40M dipole @ 30'
15CW 55 54 54 21 80M dipole @ 30'
10CW 9 9 9 4 80M dipole @ 30'
Totals 391 390 390 151
Final Score = 58890 points.
Wow. A contest from my own home. And I can say that now... I just
bought my first house (Dec 20th). I threw up a couple dipoles to
see how quiet the location is. Boy, is it quiet! Then again, it could
have been my crappy, non-resonant antennas! They aren't even resonant
in their own bands! I would have liked to spend more time on 160, but
I had to go to a post-Holidaze party at 02z, so not much activity on
160 before then. I was still very excited to get 11 of my 15 Qs on
calling CQ, on a 30' high 80M dipole. Very cool.
Speaking of cool, I just picked up some Rohn 45 last weekend (now
that I got a house, I gotta get rolling on the tower). So I can't
wait for summer to come around. Of course, in Wisconsin, that's
in August. If finances permit, I gotta get that tower up. But
buying a house kinda puts a damper on my previous spending habits.
And if a house isn't enough to set me back, there is an engagement
in the works. In fact, the deal I have with my girlfriend is that
I have to propose before the tower goes up. But, since I bought the
house, I told her it's 100% her responsibility to pay for the
wedding. So after the ring is out of the way, 100% of my spare
change goes towards putting up that tower!!
Speaking of tower (nice segue), I'm still in need of many bargains.
I need tower hardware (grips, thimbles, turnbuckles), GAC303 anchors,
Rohn screw-in anchors, KT-34XA, 402CD, hardline, 9913F, RG213,
rotor cable and a few feet of 1/4" EHS. If you can help out, let me
Chad Kurszewski, WE9V e-mail: Chad_Kurszewski@csg.mot.com
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