Take four CW guys who've never done a IARU M/S single
(including me, the sponsor) toss in excellent weather,
a wide range of ages (14-54), nationalities, a disdane
for SSB (what do you mean M/S's are automatically
mixed mode?), and a whole lotta great propagation and you
get great fun and enjoyment even if we don't beat the W7RM
M/S team (goal #2 in the 3 goal N7WA M/S goal list).
Goal #1 one was to have fun and enjoy ourselves so we
made that one. Goal #3 was 1000 Q and 100 mults - we made
half that one.
We certainly tried our best to stay off SSB even though
we knew that would place us at a disadvantage but we
had to do it sometimes to meet the mult goal. (Aw geez,
you mean its my turn on the mike?) I think the IARU needs
a new category, M/S CW only (and SSB only for those inclined).
The 10 minute rule really hurts as it relegated mult hunting
to the same band. Its hard enough trying to keep station
interference down on different bands and impossible on the
same band (ala Field Day). I would love to hear from those
who made it work or did we interpret the rules incorrectly?
Already looking foward to Fall contest season (What am I saying?
Summer just arrived in the Pacific NW - I gotta get some rays first)
the numbers please...........
IARU SUMMARY SHEET
Contest Dates : 10-Jul-99, 11-Jul-99
Callsign Used : N7WA
Operators : NW7DX, JR1NKN, W7CAJ, N7WA
Category : Multi Single
Default Exchange : 599 06
Name : Michael Dinkelman
Address : 22222 148th Ave SE
City/State/Zip : Kent, WA 98042
Country : United States
Team/Club : Western Washingon DX Club
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Zones
80CW 30 30 72 1 7
40CW 274 274 812 3 21
20CW 198 195 651 15 21
20SSB 22 22 60 2 2
15CW 185 184 726 17 18
15SSB 12 12 43 0 3
10CW 5 5 25 0 3
Totals 726 722 2389 38 75
Final Score = 269957 points.
We didn't cheat!
Michael Dinkelman, N7WA
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