K8ND ARRL 160 (M/S)
jmaass at freenet.columbus.oh.us
Sun Dec 7 22:58:49 EST 1997
1997 ARRL 160 METER CONTEST
Call used: K8ND Location: OH
Category: Multi-Single Xmtr Mode: CW Power: 1500
Callsign of Operator: K8ND, K1LT
TOTAL 1249 2564 X 93 multipliers = 238,452
(Missed PR, NWT)
Club or Team Name: Mad River Radio Club
Equipment: FT-1000MP, Alpha 91b, IC-765, NA Logging Software
Antennas: Five 2-wire Beverages (10 directions), K9AY loop
system, inverted-L (45-foot vertical).
This contest is a tradition for us. This year was the 24th
for K1LT and the 20th for K8ND. We both started while students
at Ohio State University with W8LT, and continued after the
club 'cycled' out of contesting. Over the years we have used
calls W8LT, K8ND, and K1LT in various years, with many others
learning about 160 meters along with us. Between 1972 and 1991,
when we were making M/S efforts, we contributed to 19 Top Ten
multi-single finishes, including four #1 and two #2.
This is a tough contest with space limitations! Station this
year had five temporarily-installed 2-wire Beverages ranging in
length from 250' to 740' and a K9AY loop system (it works!),
with the receiving antennas all crammed along with the
transmitting inverted-L on my 200x400-foot lot and the back
yards of my neighbors on three sides. Not optimum.
Transmitting was with inverted-L (45' vertical) with around 130
temporarily-installed radials ranging from 50- to 300-feet long,
with most around 1oo-feet.
We were tromped this year by K8MK (located 11 miles NE of here)
who has room for proper Beverages, and undoubtedly by many other
M/S stations. Still, we enjoyed ourselves, and learned some
lessons for next year!
Jeff Maass (jmaass at freenet.columbus.oh.us) Amateur Radio K8ND
USPSA/IPSC # L-1192 NROI/CRO NW of Columbus Ohio
25000 Members in 2000!
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