California QSO Party
Class: SOFixed QRP
QTH: Newark CA
Operating Time (hrs): 18
Band CW Qs Ph Qs
160: 8 1
80: 50 27
40: 61 93
20: 79 28
15: 48 30
10: 0 0
6: 0 0
2: 0 0
Total: 246 179 Mults = 44 Total Score = 48,224
Club: Northern California Contest Club
This turned out to be a better outing than I had expected. I was
worried whether I would even be able to reach my score from last
year, due to the decline in propagation and possible participation.
No problem--I blew right through last year's QSOs, multipliers and
score, and those had been my best so far. Now I have a new bench-
mark to reach for next year. I wound up with 425 QSOs, 44 multi-
pliers and a new high score of 48224 points. Slowly closing in on
that 50K mark. I also had far more ssb QSOs than ever before.
An interesting note was that twice I gave and received the same
serial number. Fun coincidences.
The only band I had no QSOs on was 10m. Never heard a signal there
any time I checked the band. On the other hand, to work 160m I had
to load my 40m dipole AS A DIPOLE and still worked 8 cw and 1 ssb
QSO with it.
It is said that W6 stations should concentrate on CQing, as the other
stations will be looking for us. When propagation got soft, I
had to go to S&P, as no one was answering a weak CQ. So I got by
with a mix of CQ and S&P.
All in all, I had a fun time with my K2 at 5w and my (in)famous
WimpyWire antenna farm. I really appreciate those stations who stuck
with me to complete our Qs.
73, Bob N6WG
The Little Station with Attitude
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