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Subject: [3830] WPX CW WK4Y SOAB LP
From: webform@b4h.net
Reply-to: rdd2@verizon.net
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 03:59:26 -0700
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                    CQWW WPX Contest, CW

Call: WK4Y
Operator(s): WK4Y
Station: WK4Y

Class: SOAB LP
QTH: Richmond VA
Operating Time (hrs): 15.9

 Band  QSOs
  160:    0
   80:    0
   40:  178
   20:  180
   15:   36
   10:    0
Total:  394  Prefixes = 273  Total Score = 295,659

Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club


I operated from the Family Beach cottage on the OBX at KDH NC.  I Used the
Tarheel Screwdriver Antenna on my Chevy Trailblazer, running coax into cottage. 
The Rig used was an Icom 756 Pro II.  To maximize efficency of the antenna, a 21
foot extendable self-supporting whip with quick disconnect was used, connected
at the top of the coil.  I also to reduce near field losses placed 16 radials
under the vehicle and attached at the antenna.  These were made from aluminum
gutter screen which was 6 inches wide and cut to 10 foot lengths.  Availability
of space for longer radials was not feasiable, so I went for density.  I am not
sure how much the extended whip and extensive radials improved working
conditions, but I heard well, and was easily heard.  I believe that if I had run
in the high power category,I could have had better runs.

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