AA4NC - NAQP SSB
ki4hn at nando.net
Mon Jan 22 21:26:42 EST 1996
NA QSO SUMMARY SHEET
Contest Dates : 20-Jan-96, 21-Jan-96
Callsign Used : AA4NC
Operator : KI4HN
Category : Single Op
Default Exchange : JIM NC
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults =20
160SSB 67 67 67 24=20
80SSB 141 141 141 40=20
40SSB 164 164 164 38=20
20SSB 112 112 112 29=20
15SSB 78 78 78 20=20
10SSB 1 1 1 1=20
Totals 563 563 563 152=20
Final Score =3D 85576 points.
Equipment: Yaesu FT-990 & Icom IC-736
Icom has Pro67 (10,15,20,40) at 70 feet
Yaesu has 6 el 10M at 90 feet, 4 el 15M at 80 feet,
4 el 20M at 120 feet, 402CD at 130 feet,
Pro67 at 70 feet, 80M V at 120 feet, and
160M V at 120 feet.
1. Lest everyone think I am a total LID, I apologize for my operating
on 80 and 160, but Will's Vs developed a problem during the test.
I would intermittently get a S9+30dB noise. Sometimes it would=20
only last for a few seconds, and other times it would last a minute
or more. If I was in the middle of Q with you and it started, I
could forget hearing you (even if you were at KS9K :-). Will was
gone again, so I mostly suffered. We talked later and came to the
realization that probably some recent work he had done on the Vs
had gotten messed up with the recent high winds we had.
2. The IC-736 has developed a serious hearing problem on the low bands
(which with Will's current switching arrangement really only affects
40M). Something to do with Will trying to listen to his own signal
from the Yaesu during the ARRL 160. This hurt me some since I=20
couldn't listen on 40 while running on 20 or 80/160 with the Yaesu.
3. Only having 20-10 with Icom hurt more in this test than normal.
Normally I'm running so hot and heavy on 80 or 160 that I don't have
a lot of extra bandwidth for tuning on the other band or 40. But
with the V problems plus the fact that I could never really get=20
going on 80 or 160, I sure could have used that other rig.
I had fun as usual. The NAQPs are fun tests for several reasons: short =
and sweet, decent rates, and best of all a chance to work all of the =
great US/VE contesters that I'm come to know through the Internet. =
Overall I'm disappointed in my efforts the last two week-ends, but I'll =
be back in August.
Finally, congratulations to K6LL whose score is the 10th highest all =
time. And a WOW to WE9V with 231 mults which has to be one of the top =
mult totals. Chad, please post your breakdown so us mere mortals can =
marvel at where you got all those mults.
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