J39A CQWW CW multi-multi
young at lkg.dec.com
Tue Dec 3 12:21:05 EST 1996
Hey, Mon! Here are the results from J39A, multi-multi in the isle of
Call: J39A Country: Grenada
Mode: CW Category: Multi Multi
BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/QSO ZONES COUNTRIES
160 316 796 2.52 13 59
80 1276 3040 2.38 23 85
40 2255 5896 2.61 32 105
20 2385 6074 2.55 37 130
15 2233 5299 2.37 33 109
10 867 1815 2.09 20 53
Totals 9332 22920 2.46 158 541 => 16,021,080
Our fine operators, selected because of their fast reflexes (meaning
they were the first to sign up): K1XM, KQ1F, K2WR, WA1S, W1FJ, KM1P.
Our four wonderful stations were as follows:
Station 1: Kenwood TS-850s, Henry 2K.
Station 2: Icom IC-735, no amplifier.
Station 3: Yaesu FT-1000mp, BTI LK-2000.
Station 4: Icom IC-751a, Ameritron AL-1200.
Our most excellent antennas consisted of:
160: Inverted Vee at 40'
80: Inverted Vee at 20'
140' beverage, not terminated.
40: Cushcraft 40-2CD at 20'
20: Cushcraft 20-4CD at 30'
15: Cushcraft 15-4CD at 20'
10: Hy-Gain 105 at 25'
All heights are approximate.
Our score goes to the Yankee Clipper Contest Club.
Our goal was to make 8,000 QSOs, 11 Meg. We are pleased that we
surpassed our numbers.
We also wanted to win North America, and it looks like we have.
Murphy hit us early and in several interesting ways. We could not
put up antennas, except for 40 meters, until Thursday afternoon.
A brand new but defective 572B took out the SB-200, and I still
don't know why the HL-1K/A wanted to put out smoke instead of watts.
We connected to the YCCC packet network for most of the contest.
It was not possible to pass spots directly to CT. During the day
we had an operator watching the packet spots and writing the good
stuff on paper. At night the 160 op watched the packet screen and
sent gab messages.
160 was a bear. The first night we were barefoot. The second
night we used the AL-1200, our only working amp that convered the
10 meters was MUCH better the second day.
With six operators, nobody got much sleep.
Pizza is expensive in Grenada.
QSLs for J39A, J38AA, J38AB, J38AC, J38AD, J38AE, and J38AF go to
KQ1F. Please note that this is NOT the route for J3A, J38DF, or any
of the other Grenadian stations. Scuba diving is good in Grenada, and
we plan to have a QSL with a photo of a fish.
Findley Gill, J39AL, for his assistance in so many ways. It
wouldn't have been possible without him.
Ivor Gill, J39A, for the loan of the callsign and the help with
the internet connection.
Tony Buxo and the staff of the Emergency Operations Centre.
Harry Flasher, W8KKF.
Paul, K1XM / J38AB
P.S. Does anyone have scores for the big European M/M stations?
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