Hurt my back last week so could only put in a very part time effort (sigh).
Really enjoyed myself though, working old and new SS-Buds near and far.
Cdx were fabulous (makes for difficult band decisions) and I used the
part-time effort to experiment/practice my SO2R skills a bit. Just set up
my DXD for the first time but having problems getting the LPT to work with
the pc so I used it in manual mode.
Operating time = 8 hours
NX4N Max Rates:
2013-11-03 0227Z - 3.0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 180 per hour by NX4N
2013-11-03 0242Z - 1.6 per minute (10 minute(s)), 96 per hour by NX4N
2013-11-03 2107Z - 1.1 per minute (60 minute(s)), 63 per hour by NX4N
Band QSOs Pts Sec
3.5 22 44 4
7 178 356 25
14 35 70 7
21 153 306 36
28 27 54 7
Total 415 830 79
Confirmation #: 4225268.arrl-ss-cw
I am happy with my effort given stealth antennas (attic dipoles, mobile
antennas on car for 80m/15m/10m, and my 'big gun' quarter wave retractable
Missed ND/NT/SB/QC - a roundup of the 'usual suspects' for me. Almost
missed WV too but found one in my last 10min of operating. He had a huge
pileup but my 40m vertical is very competitive.
Rigs - K3 and new KX3 (K3 still my favorite but the KX3 is, like, 'wow'!).
Didn't find the 10W from the KX3 to hinder me much on S&P.
Hope everyone had a great time- the quality of the ops is just outstanding.
I've had a crush on this contest since I was a teen and I am happy to
report that the relationship continues to bloom this time each year :-)
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