N0AX CW Sprint Results
H. Ward Silver
hwardsil at seattleu.edu
Sun Feb 11 11:32:28 EST 1996
Callsign Used : N0AX
Category : LOW-POWER
Team/Club : WATT-ME-WORRY #1
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Countries
80CW 66 66 66 0 0
40CW 128 128 128 16 1
20CW 56 56 56 26 1
Totals 250 250 250 42 2
Final Score = 11000 points.
First time cracking the 10k and 250Q barrier! Wish I'd picked up some of
the easy mults on 80 by CQ-ing more, could've easily had four or five
more. Embarassing to miss ID, VE7, VE6, SD, and WY when they are usually
duck soup on 80; heard W7ZRC and WD0T, but no luck. I think the moral is
to call CQ a little bit more on 80, but that's pretty unfulfilling with
low power. Heard KP4TK, but real weak on 40, so no-go.
Left 20 at 0040 as the second rig was showing Hot Action on 40...turned
out to be a smooth move and the rate meter kept right up there until
around 0200 when I hit the wall. This manifests itself as the view from
outside a huge glass pipe between CA and the Midwest/East Coast. Awesome
to watch, difficult to enter! At this point, had my two-radio skills been
better honed, I could have probably band-bounced and picked up another 20
QSOs. Live and Learn. Fun to have QSO totals right up there with the QRO
boys until they started pulling away as we hit the 80-meter backstretch.
Personal best in poor conditions is pretty encouraging, though. Way to go
Watt-Me-Worry teams! Both should have pretty good totals...wouldn't it be
funny if a low-power team won?
73, Ward N0AX
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