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[3830] W9YS CQ_WW_160M_DX SO LP

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Subject: [3830] W9YS CQ_WW_160M_DX SO LP
From: motte@aeroinc.net (Mike and Marjie Otte)
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 18:27:07 -0600
Contest Dates : 30-Jan-99, 31-Jan-99
Operator : W9YS
Category : SO LP
    name : Mike Otte
City/Zip : Pearl City, IL  61062
    Club : Palisades ARC

   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   Mults   Countries

  160CW      123         123        270      42         2

 Totals      123         123        270      42         2

    Final Score = 11880 points.

 Soapbox Comments

 Better antennas this year made all the difference. Worked S+P only but the
 bands were filled with calls and many were different the next time accross
 the band.  Could hear eu working some guys but didn't waste much time
 to work them because of the truly nice pileups on them.

 Tranceiver is a TS-820 runnign barefoot at about 100 wattsout.
 Transmitting on a 52 ft tall inverted el free standing with 24 radials.
 receiving on 2 1/2 beverages: NW 45deg 600ft down hill.
                               W 310deg 450 ft
                               SW 135 zigzag wire on ground no end term res.
 Worked 8 hrs Friday and 3 hrs Sat. nite.
 Had to please the wife on saturday night.  Thought conditions were good.
 worked all over US but didn't work WA or OR this year.  Lots of good sig
 not too bad for interference.  Little atmospheric moved in sat morn. Should
 have got back to radio on Sat aft earlier..  band was filled at 5pm local.

TNX Mike

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