CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB
Class: SOAB LP
Operating Time (hrs): 29.5
Band QSOs Zones Countries
160: 29 5 12
80: 88 13 43
40: 104 17 57
20: 176 26 79
15: 298 26 91
10: 470 27 96
Total: 1165 114 378 Total Score = 1,551,276
Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club
All reports sent were 59(9), unless otherwise noted.
Equipment Description: FT-1000 MP 100 WATTS
160M INVERTED L x 30 RADIALS - 80M DIPOLE @ 40 FT -
40M DIPOLE @ 40 FT W/ REFLECTOR - 40M GROUND PLANE -
20-10M CL33 @ 45 FT - 20/15 M HOMEBREW 2L BEAM @ 30 FT FIXED SOUTH
10 M 2L BEAM @ 25 FT FIXED SOUTH
Club Affiliation: YANKEE CONTEST CLIPPER CLUB
My first contest with the YCCC. I hope my score helped with the "Drive for
As we all know the bands were hopping, but I need something better on 40 M.
I am limited to a height of 40' so high arrays are out.
I did use a reflector behind the 40m dipole and at least I thought it helped.
Planning on a 1/2 square, so if any one has some practical experience with one
please drop me an email. Any other workable designs will be considered. My
ground plane was full size w/elevated radials but it did not help much. I had
it 12 feet above ground. Curious to know what others are using on 40.
The fixed arrays really helped picking up stations in the caribbean and south
america when the classic 33 was on europe or asia. Real simple and cheap. All
built from scrap antennas bought at hamfests for pennies on the dollar. I might
change them for a fixed 2 element delta loop on 20-15 and 10, just to tidy up
I worked everthing I heard on 160 meters so I guess the inverted L works. On 80
meters the dipole played pretty good or at least the DX had very good ears. I
feel it is very important to get the low band multipliers to achieve a descent
low power score. Any ideas - that work - for additional 80m antennas, drop me an
Hope murphy did not visit many of you, he stopped by ( before the contest !!) to
lock up my main computer but i had a backup junker that works all the time.
I hope everyone had a fun time and hope to see all of you in the upcoming
73 Dave W1CTN ---GO YCCC Drive for Five
My first contest "with the big boys". I promised them 1 million points and at
least held up my end of the deal !!!
90 % of my operation was S & P. I held a couple of run frequencies on 1
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