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Subject: [3830] AA4NC IARU -SO Mixed
From: AA4NC@aol.com (AA4NC@aol.com)
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 22:25:18 -0400 (EDT)
Single Operator / Mixed mode
24 hours (except for the time Baywatch was on and I forgot to make any QSOs)

1670 Qs
157 mults

One of the few times in the last few years that my junk played pretty during
a contest. I can't think of anything that was busted, rusted or not running
its electrons properly. Must be due to changing to a higher quality duct tape
supplier. A few bouts of line noise, interstation interference and no
sunspots were the only downsides. 
I must have been the only station that was on that was not a HQ station. This
thing is growing like vanity club calls... I can't complain though - This
contest has the best format going. It has something for everyone: Very high
rates (even S&Ping), Every ham in the world is worth at least 1 point, It's
over in 24 hours, you don't have to go to the Carribean or Africa to win the
world, Even the Black Hole can win (congrats KW9KW@K4VX for whackin' me).
Shows what happens when I forget to play the special Skynrd contest prep

Best DX: EM1HO and KL7Y on 80 (This is supposed to be summer?)

Worst DX: Tried to work K4MA (@ K4HA - 2 miles away) on 28.500. Turned out to
be his second harmonic from 14.250

Biggest mistake: Spending too much time running. With so many mults on, you
can actually miss too many stations who are only running as well.  

Rig: FT990 + AL1200 / IC736 + LK500 (ran 1 radio 90% of time due to
interstation interference)
Ants (160 -10m): wires, wires, 402CD, 4/4, 4/4, doesn't matter 

Submitted for your approval,

Will Roberts

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