VO1MP Gus Samuelson
St. Phillips Newfoundland
ARRL TEN METER CONTEST 1998
Call: VO1MP Country: NF.Canada
Mode: CW-ONLY Category: SO/LP/Unassisted
MODE QSO PTS STATES COUNTRIES
CW 1100 4408 53 67
Totals 1100 4408 53 67 = 528,960
Operating Time about 18 hrs from abt 1000 Z on Sat.
includes S& P time and detours to the Kitchen.
All reports sent were 599-NF,
Equipment Description: TS 950SD - 3 El. Tribander
with about 100 watts. Worm Burner antenna just 33 feet high !
There's no meters like 10 meters !! but Conditions
are not quite there yet hi !
My Contest within a contest for the ARRL 10
is try to work all states CW.
Usually a challenging project even for an all band
contest weekend. Missed Rhode Island and Maine although
I called a very weak ( with me) KI1G for a while,
never did hear a Maine station even in exchanges as I tuned
in S & P Mode.
Not many DX mults heard and worked all I found,
Propagation was patchy from here with the band
closing early each night.
Next year - better antenna - better conditions - GLWCDR
No JAs - No SE Asia yet- Africa was almost non-existent
With minor flare just prior to test, Friday night things
sounded ominous - the Aurora was visible from here
so I guess we were lucky to get what we did !!
3 Oceana were KH6- KH8 & ZL2 nothing
else made it this far in the CW portion. ZL2DX was in here
all afternoon both days.
All CW Qs %
North America 636 57.1
South America 13 1.2
Europe 448 40.3
Asia 9 0.8
Africa 4 0.4
Oceana 3 0.3
Now a break from all this contest lunacy ( direct quote my xyl )
until Feb. - March .
73 Tks for QSOs Gus VO1MP
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