WM2C (@N6RO) M/M WPX SSB Results
ken.silverman at CCMAIL.AirTouch.COM
Tue Apr 2 09:36:57 EST 1996
CQ WORLD WIDE PREFIX CONTEST -- 1996
Call: WM2C @ N6RO Country: United States (QTH California)
Mode: SSB Category: Multi Multi
BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/Q PREFIXES
160 4 16 4.0 0
80 663 1848 2.8 101
40 603 2516 4.2 88
20 1694 3293 1.9 565
15 789 1399 1.8 187
10 108 270 2.5 18
Totals 3861 9342 2.4 959 = 8,958,978
Club: Northern California Contest Club
Operator List: WM2C, N6RO, K3EST, N4TQO, N6IP
160: Inverted-V @ 120'
80: 4 ele wire inverted-V yagi to Japan on 160' boom @ 100'
2 ele wire inverted-V yagi to Carib @ 100'
2 ele quad fixed on EU/PAC @ 100'
40: 4 ele @ 130'
4 ele fixed on Carib @ 70'
20: 5/5 @ 130' (flashlight rotor indicator)
15: 6/6/5 @ 130' (Bottom fixed East)
10: 6/5/5 @ 130' (only used top ant - with only 4 ele working)
Stations: 4 Total (not all manned 24 hrs);
TS930, TS930, FT990, TS950 running 800-1500 W
This was essentially a 4 man M/M with N6IP offering some greatly
needed relief on Saturday... so we likely missed some QSOs by not
manning all 4 stations 24 hours.
Band by band summary:
160: I had no idea that we even made 4 QSOs! Didn't spend much if
any time here
80: N6RO sole operator. 4 ele yagi to Japan works well! Friday
night was the better night. Only one EU worked, not too many heard.
Japan was very loud, and workable an hour past sunrise (I think the
traditional SAKE helped with too) Saturday evening was very noisy
with thunderstorms from the east. Surprised at the number of Pacific
40: N4TQO main op, WM2C backup. If the FCC ever decides to fine
someone, their sentence should be operate a years worth of SSB
contests on 40M - Steve, you're a saint for taking this band! Almost
no EU heard/worked the first night. Second night it was easy S&P to
EU, and worked many on the first call. JA was strong as usual, but
activity seemed down from previous years. Overall we thought
conditions and activity were poor.
20: K3EST main op. Top rotor indicator was broken, so we used a
flashlight (didn't seem to hurt the score that much). The start of
the contest went well, with a late night Pacific opening. Saturday
was a decent run to EU. Saturday evening was the highlight for this
band, with a great over the pole run into deep Asia, followed by an
over the pole opening into East Eu a few hours later (0730z). Sunday
EU opening was a bust, and Bob had to S&P for almost every QSO on
Sunday. Fried one amp early in the contest.
15: WM2C main op, N4TQO and N6IP as backup. Started the contest with
a great JA/PAC run, and the best hour for any single band (142/hr).
Band died shortly after sunset. Saturday had some great USA/SA rates,
with the last 10 hitting 350/hr for a while. On Saturday afternoon,
N6IP was waiting for JA to open, and it did big time at their sunrise.
Band was in and out all Saturday afternoon and finally closed an hour
past sunset. Sunday was mainly S&P into SA, with a short run into JA
2 hours before the end of the contest. Highlights were better JA runs
(Incl. SE Asia and Pacific) than expected, and being called by a
number of loud Africans on Saturday afternoon. USA out to W5 was
strong on Sunday, but very few stateside callers.
10: Manned by who ever was awake. Saturday opening to SA was strong,
but CQing didn't yield much. Didn't spend much time here on Saturday
since a bunch of us were sleeping. Sunday SA opening was weaker, but
N4TQO had a good run to SA Sunday afternoon. Then Steve was
surprised with a few ZL's calling with the beam to SA, and finally a
VP8 called in! This band did a little better than expected for DX,
but we only had 1 or 2 non-California domestic QSOs - we were
expecting some sporadic-E, which never showed.
160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent
North America 4 408 213 672 367 18 1682 43.1
South America 0 11 14 17 89 83 214 5.5
Europe 0 1 29 376 1 0 407 10.4
Asia 0 218 331 496 265 0 1310 33.6
Africa 0 0 2 5 6 0 13 0.3
Oceania 0 27 19 127 81 8 262 6.7
To N6RO: Thanks for hosting the gang at your spread! I'll trade you
another contest dinner of pasta primavera for the keys to your
73, Kenny WM2C
ken.silverman at airtouch.com
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