North American QSO Party, CW - August
Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 10
Band QSOs Mults
160: 49 23
80: 147 38
40: 236 45
20: 332 46
15: 273 44
10: 96 29
Total: 1133 225 Total Score = 254,925
Team: DFW Contest Group Orange
Interesting condx. 15M was gangbusters at the beginning & I ignored 10M
pretty much. But 10M was open good later mid afternoon with good E-skip in all
directions. 20M was lethargic and worked hard to get what I did. Had two bad
hours during 2200Z & 2300Z which hurt. 40M & 80M were as expected, but
160M was a surprise -- a bit noisy, but good skip to the East Coast. Time was
up at 0501Z, so probably missed some mults on 160M. Mults in general were
down, but had enough of an opening on 10M & 160M to help with the total.
I imagine there will be some really huge scores! I'm pretty sure this is my
best August score ever.
Thanks to all for the Q's! This is a fun contest!
Rigs: Elecraft K3 x 2 Bandpass filters available, but were unneeded.
10M: 6 el @ 70' fixed NE & 4 el @ 50' fixed NW
15M: 5 el @ 70' fixed NE & 3 el @ 55' fixed W
20M: 4 el @ 70' fixed NE & TH6DXX @ 50' to NW & dipole @ 50' NW/SE
The TH6DXX was also available to 15M & 10M.
Also had a LP@ 140M available to 10M 15M & 20M - not used much
20-15-10M antennas combined with WX0B Stackmatches
40M: dipole @ 50' fixed E/W
80M: inverted vee @ 105'
160M inverted L
Hi-Z 8 circle receive array used on 160-80-40M
N1MM Logging software. The operator is a very poor typist - sri to all for
the screw ups.
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