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Subject: [3830] ARRLDX CW N4TZ/9 SOAB LP
From: n4tz@arrl.net (n4tz@arrl.net)
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 09:40:50 -0500 (EST)
                     ARRL DX Contest, CW
Call: N4TZ/9
Operator(s): N4TZ
Station: N4TZ

Class: SOAB LP
Operating Time (hrs): 
Radios: SO2R

 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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