N7WA 75 Q's
Fun contest - put this up with the Stew Perry for interesting
exchanges. Only wish my mind didn't go blank sometimes (Sorry Ward,
the name Mary just did not compute.) Anyway - just goes to show how
much clean fun 2 or 3 dozen guys/gals can have.
Found the SWR on the beam to be 3:1 an hour before the contest.
Climbed the tower but nothing was obvious. Coax looked OK and had no
battery for the RF1. So, just used the tuner. Everytime I turned around,
N0AX was clamoring for a Q - just had to say no sometimes ;>) as I hit
some real dry spots. Kept checking 10M - only one Q with Texas. Didn't
hear too many mangled names except BRUNNIC or BRUNNINC or BRUN or whatever.
But then, maybe I am the one who mangled them. Can't wait to see the trace
logs. I like RAT and it came around several times. I know one thing, DINK
goes into a black hole and never comes out.
Looking foreward to the Honor Sprint on the 17th. Heck, what else is
there until the first weekend of November?
Michael Dinkelman, N7WA
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