N4BP Field Day 1E 5W Battery

Bob Patten n4bp at shadow.net
Tue Jun 25 03:44:08 EDT 1996

			1996 ARRL Field Day

Call used: N4BP					Location: SFL
Category: 1E 5W Battery				Single Operator

band	CW QSOs		CW pts		SSB QSOs	SSB pts
====	=======		======		========	=======
40	 37		 370
20	263		2630
15	158		1580		  9		 45
10					162		810
TOTAL	458		4580		171		855

629 QSOS	5,435 points

Equipment:  TS-130V, TH7-DXX @ 45 feet, 40/80 inv vee @ 35 ft, 
 	     95 A/H deep cycle marine battery

Other two operators dropped out and I decided it was too much work to do 
the annual trek to the Florida Keys alone.  Set up in the kitchen to at 
least get out of the ham shack - and have snacks more convenient.  No 
interesting stories, no thunderstorms, rain, snow, sleet, or hail.  No 
equipment failures, no bugs, etc.  I did confirm that for next year, my 
new battery does have enough storage to power the station for the duration.
The enthusiasm was missing.  When rate became very slow on 40M, I packed 
it in and went to bed for a few hours.  Highlights were being called by 
KL7 on 20M and two good runs on 10M of 60+ Q's/hour.
All in all, a good practice run for the real thing next year...

Bob Patten, N4BP
n4bp at shadow.net

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