K5ZD - WPX Phone SO-AB
k5zd at ultranet.com
Sun Mar 31 22:37:25 EST 1996
CQ WORLD WIDE PREFIX CONTEST -- 1996
Call: K5ZD Country: United States, W1
Mode: SSB Category: Single Operator
BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/Q PREFIXES
160 42 84 2.0 32 1/4-wave GP
80 203 822 4.0 112 Inv Vee @ 95'
40 125 686 5.5 59 40-2CD @ 110'
20 1135 3158 2.8 423 205CA/205CA @ 100'/50'
15 69 182 2.6 40 TH7DXX @ 70'
10 18 54 3.0 2 TH7DXX @ 70'
Totals 1592 4986 3.1 670 = 3,340,620
Part time effort: 20.5 Hours
These part time efforts kill me. I don't want to spend the whole weekend in the
contest so I don't commit. But, I end up not getting any sleep because I do family
stuff all day and try to operate all night! This would be an incredible weekend for
a CW contest.
Where was all the USA activity? I think I usually get called by more W's during
ARRL DX than I did this weekend. Of course, having a vanilla K5 call probably
doesn't attract the good stuff! Still amazing to have 3.1 Pts/Q!
160m: Heard EU both nights. First night was very quiet and was able to work
80m: Good EU both nights. Especially at EU sunrise.
40m: How come signals aren't this loud in CW contests? Never could get answers to
CQs until the last hour.
20m: What can you say? The whole world was here. Sat was impossible to get a freq
or answers to CQs. Spent most of my time S&P. Sunday, I got on at sunrise and was
able to hold a spot for 5 hours. In spite of the best efforts of NE9U and others. Great
JA opening each afternoon. Sun morning saw lots of Asiatic Russians plus HS50A, BY1QH,
BV2KI, and others.
I noticed 20 was so crowded, even the SSTV guys gave up.
15m: Worked one EU on Sat, three on Sun. Really good African activity.
10m: Brief opening on Sun afternoon to LU!
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