km0l at tyrell.net
Sun Feb 11 12:01:03 EST 1996
pwr: 800 watts
band Q's mult's
total 214 x 48 => 10,272
rig: 1) FT101ZD- SB221-> A4 at 65', 40M dipole at 65', 80M Inv V at 60'
2) T4xc/R4C- MLA2500B-> HF6V grnd mt
comp: 386 clone using NA 4.11
My W9XT contest card is configured as LPT2 and my old version of NA can't
accomodate that so my cw was generated by me and an MFJ memory keyer
(anyone still use these things?).
Condx much better than ssb sprint. 20 was not so good with even the west
coast being weak into the black hole. Some kinda backscatter or something
made some 4's (like WA6KUI in Tn) real loud with the ant pointed west
Went to 40 early making Q's with the Drake's and gnd mt vert as a 2nd
radio. 40 kinda long especially on the vertical. It picked up when I went
to the rotatable dipole which plays nicely for domestic contests. Still
did not make my normal 100 Q's on 40, but got close.
80 was the place to be- I shoulda spent more time there. Went back to 40
around 03:15 trying to get my 100 Q's there and this slowed me down.
Maybe I'll learn someday- or maybe I'm just getting set in my ways. Gotta
stick with the action!
Was very pleased with the multipliers! 48 is a personal high. Worked
VP2E/KI4HN on 2 bands, KP4, 2 ND's, Ia, Ar, Fl, etc. Heard a V3 working
sprint but when he came back to me QRM knocked him out- ouch! Missed Me,
RI, De, Ne, Wy, and afew others- but The activity was great.
I figured I must have bad breath cuz noone wud answer my CQ's! I'll use
Scope before the next contest!
CU es 73 de KM0L
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