ARRL DX Contest, CW
Class: SOAB LP
Operating Time (hrs):
Band QSOs Mults
160: 43 29
80: 122 45
40: 245 63
20: 544 74
15: 415 69
10: 640 73
Total: 2009 353 = 2,124,354
Club: Society of Midwest Contesters
Murphy was along again for the ride, but still had a lot of fun.
The rotor that turns my 20/40 yagi and the top 10/15 yagi stopped turning early
the first night. As a true single op station, I have no one available to climb
and check it out. Fortunately, it stops in the NE direction. My ring rotor
on the second 10/15 continues to work perfectly all weekend, so at least those
bands were ok. Had to really really work for that JA mult on 20 and 40.
Because the 20/40 antennas wouldn't turn, I was reduced to trying to move some
of the Caribbean mults from 15 to 20 late Sunday afternoon. Murphy again
tried to intervene: I typed the 20m frequency into TRLOG and wound up with
both rigs on the same band. [The SKIP ACTIVE BAND = TRUE does not lock out
frequencies typed from the keyboard - only locks out the up/down band keys.]
Fortunately, TenTec rigs have bulletproof front ends! The second rig shut down
totally - I worked the mult - and then checked out the damage. Absolutely
Score - N4TZ : 2 Murphy : 2.
Just starting to get use two radios - it certainly makes low power operating a
lot more fun.
With the weather and work, won't be able to work on the rotor before the phone
weekend, but will still give it a go. Bought a Heil headset to replace the
coiled cord mike borrowed from the two meter rig last year.
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