North American QSO Party, RTTY
Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 7.5
Band QSOs Mults
80: 25 17
40: 69 30
20: 109 35
15: 37 23
10: 28 17
Total: 268 122 Total Score = 32,696
Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club
Radio: ICOM-756 Pro III
Antennas: G5RV at 35' (10M), HyGain AV-640, 1-el 15m Delta Loop
Software: Writelog 10.60G and microHam microKeyer (FSK)
Friday night I repaired the 15 meter delta loop that had been broken for
months. In retrospect, I should have put up the 4-el 6 meter beam that my
father gave me the weekend before (more later).
I originally planned to work about 4 hours of the contest. After I started
operating, I reset my goals to 200 QSOs/100 multipliers. After I passed that,
I decided to continue until 11 p.m. local time (0300Z).
I learned a valuable lesson this weekend (if you're not learning, you're not
Don't use a stupid nickname like BigPapi.
I don't remember how many times I had to send it again.
The runs, when they occurred, were short but fun. Maybe I didn't operate late
enough, but I never felt that 40 meters was any good up here. I was doing
better on 20 meters (as late as 03Z). I was happy to work two new RTTY states
on 10 meters (SC and MI) and one on 15m (OH).
Thanks to the folks that moved for me. Only 5-banders were KB1JZU and AD4EB.
73 - Jim AD1C
p.s. I enjoyed working the same folks again Sunday on 6 meters in the CQWW VHF
contest. I remember working K8IR, WA1Z and AB4GG. I'm sure there were others.
I have never heard 6 meters so good!
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